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The Winners – Waste2zero Awards 2022

Friday October 28, 2022

The winners of the waste2zero Awards were announced yesterday at an Awards Dinner held at the ‘In and Out Club’ in central London.  The Footprint waste2zero awards recognise excellence in Waste Management and Prevention in the out of home sector and specifically give the waste industry a platform to showcase best practice and initiatives in this vital area.

An elite panel of judges, experts in waste, packaging and sustainability, reviewed innovations and initiatives from organisations large and small in areas such as resource management, closed loop, recycling and food redistribution. Clear leadership is evident from some organisations in the sector who are demonstrating operational strategies that reduce waste impacts to the environment up and down supply chains.


Special Achievement Award 2022

Sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies

Winner: Anna Pazdera, Executive Chef, Marriott Hotels


Best Recycling or Upcycling Project Award

Sponsored by Sodexo UK & Ireland

Winner: KP

Highly Commended: Deep Blue Restaurants


Best Waste Prevention Project Award (non-food)

Sponsored by Compass UK & I


Highly Commended: University of Chester


Best Food Waste Prevention Project Award

Sponsored by wrap

Winner: Milton Keynes University Hospital

Highly Commended: Amadeus Catering


Best Waste Project Communication & Engagement Award

Sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies

Winner: Sodexo UK & Ireland

Highly Commended: Compass Group UK&I


Food Redistribution Award

Sponsored by KP

Winner: KFC UK&I and Fareshare

Highly Commended: Compass Group & Foodbuy


Best Closed Loop Project Award

Supported by Nestlé Professional

Winner: Compass Group Ireland

Highly Commended: KILO ZIRO


Best Waste Reduction Technology Award

Sponsored by Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM)

Winner: Chartwells at Brunel University

Highly Commended: TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods


Justin Turquet, Head of Sustainability at Bunzl Catering Supplies, comments: “As headline sponsors of the waste2zero Awards, we are once again delighted to support an awards programme that recognises excellence on the issue of waste management in the UK foodservice industry. As part of our Sustainable Future programme, we engage with our partner suppliers to develop and deliver single use food packaging products to our customers that reduce food waste and have sustainable end-of-life solutions. Through our regular and robust customer forums and quarterly sustainability reporting, we continue to provide the best possible advice to our customers on sustainability and waste management. We are working together to embed a reduce-reuse-recycle methodology in line with Government legislation and to prevent waste of any kind. We are committed to our UN Sustainable Development Goals – focused on the areas where we believe we can have the most impact: Good Health and Wellbeing, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land.”