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Business Food Waste: Three Simple Ways You Can Reduce the Food Waste You Throw Away and Save Money in The Process

As a business that produces food and beverage waste, you’ll know only too well the impact and cost it can have on your bottom line.

Of course, here at Bioganix, we can help to make sure your food and beverage waste is well recycled and put to good use…

But it obviously helps at your end if you’re able to reduce the amount of food waste you get stuck with in the first place.

Don’t get us wrong, we know you’ll no doubt have processes in place to help you do that, but we thought it would be useful to share some of the simple things we’ve noticed other clients do to help reduce their food waste.

And of course, our team is always on hand to talk about your specific food and beverage recycling needs.

We’d be happy to discuss how we might be help you recycle the food waste you do have more efficiently and cost-effectively.

If you’d like to get in touch at any time, you can find out how to contact us here.

Tip #1: Appoint Someone to Track and Monitor Usage

Without doubt, we’ve seen the best way to reduce the amount of food and beverage waste a company produces is to track monitor the usage.

It makes sense, naturally.

For example, if you can see each month that you’re always producing too much of X, you can reduce the order for X the following month and so on.

However, depending on how a business is set up, some businesses might find the responsibility for this monitoring is spread across different areas or departments, with different people ordering different things.

This can be a problem.

Instead, if you haven’t already, we’d recommend potentially appointing a single person to be specifically responsible for monitoring the food and beverage waste that’s produced in your business.

This person can then keep a track of things from a waste point of view and report as necessary when ordering or production levels needs to change.

Tip #2: Discount Where Possible and Make Those Discounts Prominent

Where possible, we’ve seen that before any food or beverages spoil and cannot be resold, it’s a good idea to discount.

And when you do, it’s important to make these discounts prominent so people can see them clearly.

As well as discounts, it’s also a good idea to see if there are any ways you can reinvent or repackage the products in question.

Perhaps you could combine them with other products in a special combo package or even a unique recipe that uses some of the items that will soon need recycling.

Be creative and see how you can best put things to good use.

Tip #3: Set Targets and Incentives for The Team to Help Get Everyone Involved

As you’ll no doubt know already, reducing food and beverage waste in any business is made a whole lot easier if everyone is involved and on board.

So, as much as possible it’s a great idea to inspire and incentivise the whole team to be a part of reducing and recycling food and beverage waste.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a financial incentive, either.

We’ve seen it work by looking to provide some kind of social reward or a team exercise should certain targets be met.

And, indeed, on that point – be sure to set clear and achievable targets for the team.

People need to know what they are aiming for and they need to believe they can achieve it.

Whatever you’ve got left…

Finally, remember that here at Bioganix we’re experts when it comes to food and beverage recycling.

So whatever food and beverage waste you do need dealing with…

We can help you sort it.

And because of the way we work and the networks we have in place with other waste recycling outlets, we can often arrange a much more cost-effective deal than you might find elsewhere.

The best thing to do, as always, is arrange a visit to your site first so we’re able to carry out an assessment of the waste you have and how we could best handle it for you.

This way we can learn more about the challenges you face and offer specific advice on how we can help you overcome them.

It won’t cost you a penny for us to come and visit you and you’re under no obligation to work with us if we do.

So, don’t hesitate to get in touch…

You can reach us on 01652 637803 or email at info@bioganix.co.uk and we’ll take it from there.

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