Food waste can be a significant cost to businesses. When it comes to food waste, most businesses just think about the disposal costs. Disposal costs actually represent only a small fraction of the “true” cost of food waste. It has been estimated that each tonne of food waste can cost approximately €2,000 – €5,000.
The solution to this waste of money for any business is to prevent food waste. To do this a business must first identify where and why food is being wasted, and then use this information to come up with specific solutions to prevent food waste being generated in the first place.