Factsheet Reduction of food waste in Rijkswaterstaat meeting lunches
Almost one in five sandwiches served during meeting lunches and gatherings in the Westraven building ends up in the waste bin. 'Does it have to be that way?' Rijkswaterstaat wondered. (August 2017)
The state wants to reduce food waste. Rijkswaterstaat (the Department of Waterways and Public Works) is doing its part with its meeting lunch project. The Bureau Wastewatchers and the caterer were asked to measure the quantity of food and drinks wasted at the various lunches and gath rings in the Westraven building in Utrecht. Measures were then investigated and implemented, such as offering food differently. This significantly reduced waste.