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International Day of Food Loss & Waste

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, September 29, is an opportunity to call to action both the public (national or local authorities) and the private sector (businesses and individuals), to prioritise actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems.


The EU average for food waste is approximately 83-101 KG per person per year. And, approximately ⅓ of all food goes to waste on a global scale per year. Food consumption is one area in which we can make a big difference to protecting our planet – be it from consuming less meat to sourcing local produce, your carbon footprint will thank you for it.


Food loss and waste undermine the sustainability of our food systems. When food is lost or wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food - including water, land, energy, labour and capital - go to waste. In addition, the disposal of food loss and waste in landfills, leads to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change. Food loss and waste can also negatively impact food security and food availability, and contribute to increasing the cost of food.




At CCSL, we are proud to have rolled out multiple sustainable initiatives to prevent food waste in our kitchens. However, this is not enough. As a nation we all have a part to play in saving food and we must continue to do more in reducing our CO2 emissions and food waste.


1. Adopt a healthier, more sustainable diet

Life is fast-paced and preparing nutritious meals can be a challenge, but healthy meals don't have to be elaborate. The internet is full of quick healthy recipes that you can share with your family and friends


2. Buy only what you need

Plan your meals. Make a shopping list and stick to it, and avoid impulse buys. Not only will you waste less food, you’ll also save money!

3. Store food wisely

Move older products to the front of your cupboard or fridge and new ones to the back. Use airtight containers to keep open food fresh in the fridge and ensure packets are closed to stop air from getting in.

4. Love your leftovers

If you don’t eat everything you make, freeze it for later or use the leftovers as an ingredient in another meal.

5. Support local food producers

By buying local produce, you support family farmers and small businesses in your community. You also help fight pollution by reducing delivery distances for trucks and other vehicles.

We all have a part to play in protecting our environment. Little changes to our daily habits can make a huge global impact. Take action. Stop food loss and waste today. For the people and for the planet.


The Team

Setting Standards

 

CCSL has a number of quality assurance accreditations but they do not set our benchmarks. Our quality standards are far higher and we surpass industry best practice and best-in-class measures. In fact, best practices are where we start and we move upwards from there.

 

We undertake on-going quality control and evaluation of all of our operations to make certain that we meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Services That Go Further

Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters is a CCSL wellness programme designed to promote the importance of nutrition in the life of a working person.

 

It’s more than just informing our clients’ teams and workforces about the importance of good diet and health. It’s about designing menus that bring variety without compromising goodness. With the right facts and access to delicious, affordable, healthy food, your staff can make informed choices and bring balance to their lives.

CONTACT US

 

For over 30 years CCSL has been feeding companies and bringing healthy food to workplaces across Ireland. With a combination of the best local produce, talented chefs, technology and innovative thinking we bring you an award-winning suite of services.

 

Every day we prove that good nutrition makes for happier employees which, in turn, brings improved productivity. Now we’d like to prove it to you.

THE CCSL TEAM

The CSSL team is made of the best and most experienced people in the industry. But we’re growing and we’re looking for bright, talented innovators to join us as we feed the nation’s workforce with heathy, nutritious, delicious fresh food.

 

Send in your CV and we’ll get right back to you.

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