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NATURALLY NORTH COAST & GLENS BLOG

Updates, News & Interesting Snippets about our Artisan Markets in Northern Ireland

Guardian of the Grub Supporting Partner

Naturally North Coast & Glens is delighted to have become a supporting partner of Guardians of Grub, a collaborative initiative run by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)


Guardians of Grub is the latest initiative from the people behind Love Food Hate

Waste, that’s helping the Hospitality and Food Service industry tackle the £3.2billion

of wasted food we chuck into the bin every year. That’s an average of £10,000 for

every outlet in the UK!


Guardians of Grub is not only saving UK businesses a tonne of money, it’s helping

save the environment too. If wasted food were a country, it would be the third

largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the US.


And with all UK businesses working towards net zero in the coming years, there’s

never been a better time to start protecting your profits and the planet.


Guardians of Grub have designed a range of tools with time-pressed professionals in

mind to help reduce wasted food. And best of all, it’s all completely free.


Start with the Guardians of Grub [Cost Savings Skills Course], which will teach

you and your team the essentials on reducing wasted food in just fifteen minutes.


Once you’ve completed that, you’re ready to take your food waste reduction to the

next level. The Becoming a Champion e-learning course is a brilliant deep-dive

into all the ways you can make sure the food in your kitchens’ feeds people, not bins.

For more information visit HERE to hear all about the new course and how to get involved,


And with either course, you’ll even get an official badge of honour that can be

displayed wherever you like – from newsletters to social media - a handy way to tell

customers and employees alike that you share their values.


But the £3.2billion question is, does it work? And the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.

Guardians of Grub has been delivering some astonishing results for businesses

across the sector. This is what IHG Hotels & Resorts UK & Ireland had to say:

“The ‘Becoming a Champion’ behaviour change course has really helped us to engage

our teams on the value of food and reducing the impact of our food, and contributing

to our net zero ambitions – protecting our profits, business and the planet.”


But it’s not just big businesses who can benefit. The Harrington Arms Pub in

Cheshire, cut food waste by 33% and their gross profits are up 6%.


Check out more Guardians of Grub success stories here.


So what are you waiting for?


Guardians of Grub is a growing UK-wide community that’s helping our industry at

an incredibly challenging time. To keep in the loop on all the clever ways the

Guardians can help boost your business, sign up for the newsletter [here].




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