University of Leeds removes one million pieces of single-use plastic

One million pieces of single-use plastic have been removed from the University of Leeds campus over the past 12 months. Last year the University of Leeds made a pledge to eliminate sing-use plastics by 2023. Dr Louise Ellis, director of sustainability at Leeds University, said: “It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we made the #2023plasticfree pledge. This is a fantastic achievement –...Read more

University of Birmingham to reduce single-use plastics

Students and staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a campaign to reduce the use of plastics on campus. The University of Birmingham campus serves more than 30,000 students and has 8,000 staff. The catering team are encouraging students and staff to use one of the 15,000 eco cups introduced into circulation. To mark the beginning of a new term 5,000 reusable water bottles, made from...Read more

LACA to promote allergen awareness at Public Sector Catering Expo

As part of it’s work on allergen awareness, LACA will be giving a practical demonstration on working with allergens at the inaugural Public Sector Catering Expo. School Chef of the Year 2019, Stephen Cross, will demonstrate a dish using all the appropriate techniques and methods whilst LACA and its partners talk about its new allergen programme being developed for caterers. Held at Telford...Read more

The NACC launches campaign to highlight Meals on Wheels Week

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a social media campaign to highlight the importance of Meals on Wheels Week, which runs from 4-8 November. Through testimonies and facts the #morethanjustameal campaign will demonstrate the positive impact the Meals on Wheels service has on the elderly and vulnerable. The Meals on Wheels scheme enables the elderly and vulnerable to...Read more

Academics tackle Halloween food waste using pumpkin ice cream recipe

Academics at Abertay University in Dundee are tackling Halloween food waste by releasing a pumpkin ice cream recipe that uses the pulp and seeds. Every Halloween people in the UK throw away eight million pumpkins according to the #PumpkinRescue campaign. It is estimated that 60% of the public throw away their pumpkin after they have carved it. It is hoped that consumers or caterers will create...Read more