Getting accurate data on food waste is very difficult but it is estimated that 1 million tonnes of food waste are generated each year in Ireland costing approximately €3 billion. This figure, obviously a lot of money, reflects the “true” cost of food waste which includes the cost to buy, process, cook, manage (serve, cool, package) and dispose.
Although some level of food waste is inevitable, there is great potential to improve the current situation. In order to do this, a crucial first step is gathering accurate information. By doing so, businesses can identify the best solutions to food waste and set improvements targets that will benefit their business and the environment.
This section of the website provides information on how to put a cost on food waste and how best to measure it. For more information or assistance please contact us.