Taste Not Waste


Taste not waste is funded by Cambridge City Council, with support from WRAP.


The UK hospitality and food sector wastes one million tonnes of food every year, three quarters of which is still edible.

Cambridge Sustainable Food is helping restaurants, cafes and food outlets across the city to start saving by measuring and cutting their food waste as part of our ‘Taste Not Waste’ programme.


Funded by Cambridge City Council and with support from waste experts, WRAP, we can offer free, hands-on support to help your business cut food waste and costs.

We aim to demonstrate the benefits for businesses committing to reducing food waste, such as higher profits, increasing customer numbers, new PR opportunities, and legal compliance.


Case Study

In February 2018, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) partnered with us to promote a university-wide food waste campaign: ‘Food Waste: Sort It Out!’

ARU has already made great progress, offering vegetarian and vegan menu options, using plant-based disposables instead of plastic, providing staff and students a 15p discount on hot drinks if they bring their own mug, and selling ARU-branded Keep-Cups.


Already taking action on food waste in your business? We’d love to hear about it!

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