Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018

AccorHotels signs up to scheme that reduces food wastage

AccorHotels UK and Ireland has signed up to an initiative designed to reduce food wastage.

The Too Good To Go surplus food marketplace allows hotels to sell surplus food to locals at discounted prices via a smartphone app.

AccorHotels claims to be is the first hotel group to join the platform in the UK.

Since January, 25 of the group's hotels around the UK have joined, including London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

AccorHotels has worked with the initiative in other European countries since 2016.

The free app connects consumers with restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other food retailers which have surplus food available.

Users can see a list of participating outlets, all GPS-located, and are given a collection window in which to retrieve it.

"Reducing food waste is one of the key focuses of our Planet21 sustainable development programme, and this partnership is a great way of contributing to this," said Shane Munro, VP food & beverage, AccorHotels UK & Ireland.

"It helps us to use surplus food from our restaurants in a productive way that helps people, minimises food waste, and allows us to increase our connection with the local communities that we work in. As we integrate more of our hotels and more consumers get to know about the service it will have a bigger and bigger impact."

AccorHotels also recently pledged to stop using plastic straws across its 125 managed hotels in the UK by June 1, and is working with franchise partners to do the same in its 113 franchised hotels.


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