Tuesday 31st March 2015
We're very pleased to hear the announcement from the Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead that the hugely successful doggy bag pilot scheme "Good to Go" has been extended.
More than 1,400 containers were handed out over the 8 week trial which, along with adjustments to portion sizing and menu options, resulted in an average drop in plate waste of 42% at the 16 participating restaurants.
The pilot has shown that when the idea of taking food from a restaurant to finish at home is presented in an attractive and convenient manner diners are more than happy to participate.
Staff reported excellent feedback for the scheme across the board, and the fact that the containers used are completely compostable is another big positive to an excellent scheme. It is estimated that if this scheme were rolled out across Scotland 800,000 full meals could be saved from the bin every year.
To find out more about getting involved in the scheme take a look at this section on Love Food Hate Waste http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/node/7192
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