Waste Prevention Case Study Released – 47% Waste Reduction!
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Hillsboro, Oregon recently released a joint case study on waste prevention.
Titled “Food Waste Prevention Case Study: Intel Corporation’s Cafes“, the study reports on Bon Appetit Management Company’s use of LeanPath food waste tracking tools to prevent and minimize food waste at two Intel Cafes in Oregon.
The results were impressive: 47% reduction in food waste, over 10% savings in food cost per meal, all while avoiding approximately 100 metric tons of greenhouse gas equivalents. This was accomplished by implementing daily, automated food waste tracking and engaging a team of employees (plus the chefs) to look at the data and set goals for improvement.
This kind of savings is available to most every foodservice operator – it just requires a little bit of start-up effort to yield outsized gains.
Read the case study here.