Category Archives: Food Waste Management

The perfect meal solution using left-overs for cash-strapped January

Bubble and Squeak gets a Mellow Yellow make-over This wonderfully tasty recipe ticks all the boxes for January: Warm and tasty to keep you full on a cold winter's evening Cheap and cheerful when money is notoriously tight before the January payday Meat-free so it fits in perfectly with Veganuary Uses up left over veg…
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Recycling at Halloween Top Tips

What is Halloween about? Hallowe’en on October 31st is a celebration the evening before All Hallows Day, also called All Saints Day. It begins a time of year, in the Christian church, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs. Halloween has evolved into all sort of activities, with bonfires, dressing up, pumpkins, and…
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15 ways to teach recycling

In the UK, we are producing approximately 22.8 million tonnes of waste going to landfill – that’s a lot! Though our recycling rates are gradually increasing, currently at 45.2%, there’s still another 55% to go. The global leaders of recycling Germany, Austria and South Korea, with rates between 50-60%, show us that improvements can be…
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How to conduct a waste audit

Small to medium size businesses often don’t have the luxury of a dedicated facilities manager and, in many cases, those who run the business will find that waste management falls within their remit. Can you cut cost on waste? As a necessary and vital consideration, waste management is one area that can make a difference…
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Get to know your dates

Sell by, use by, display until… Many of us are still confused about what these magic dates on food labels really mean, and whether it’s safe to eat once it’s passed the deadline. In a study of 1,500 UK consumers by Mintel, two-thirds said they rely on their own senses rather than dates to decide…
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Food Waste Reduction: The business case

A report released by the Champions 12.3 coalition titled The Business Case for Reducing Food Waste outlined the severity of the global food waste crisis and the urgent need for change across companies, cities and countries. The report analysed over 1,000 companies and found a median return on investment of 14:1. Regardless of where your…
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Cawleys and Kettering General Hospital shortlisted for Waste2Zero awards

Cawleys and its customer Kettering General Hospital (KGH) have each been shortlisted for an award at the inaugural Waste2Zero Awards, with the winners being named on 6 December 2017. The Waste2Zero awards are the first of its kind in the food waste sector, being specifically designed for out of home industry to showcase best practice…
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What happens to all that Christmas Packaging?

We all know that on Christmas Day it's all about the packaging; from the beautifully wrapped presents worthy of Harrods' window dressers; from the mounds of plastic encasing all the toys delivered by Santa to the foil trays crafty Nigella uses to roast her spuds. But at Christmas how much of all that packaging goes…
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Pratt’s Bananas

A highly streamlined and efficient waste management service. Cawleys is proud to have worked for Pratts for several years and to have developed a highly streamlined and efficient waste management service for them. As one of Europe’s key suppliers of bananas and pineapples, impeccable environmental credentials are vital to Pratts, and ensuring no food waste reaches…
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Cawleys company values

Cawleys was established in 1947 making us one of the most experienced, independently owned waste management businesses in the south east.  We were the first company in the UK to offer a commercial food waste management service, and have won numerous awards for the quality of our service provision. This includes being the first business…
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