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Wednesday, 29 May, 2024

Food service businesses across the South West are facing a growing threat of wasted food that’s harming their profits and the planet, but SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, a resources and waste management company, is poised to celebrate the achievements and advancement in sustainable practices in the region.

As the sponsor of Taste of the West's South West Sustainability Award 2024, SUEZ would like to recognise and celebrate sustainability pioneers and leaders operating in the South West's food and drink industry. 

For the last 30 years, SUEZ has been helping local businesses of all sizes to become more sustainable. The approach rooted in SUEZ’s operations is referred to as the triple bottom line, and it is a more comprehensive way of measuring and managing any organisation’s performance. As a triple bottom line business SUEZ seeks to balance people, planet and profit to make better-informed decisions about social, environmental and economic matters – the three dimensions of sustainability.

Independent regional food groups, like Taste of the West, which promote and support fantastic food and drink from the local suppliers, offer a great opportunity for organisations like SUEZ to be part of this network and using awards as a way of recognising best practice and huge efforts made by businesses in the South West.

The awards ceremony is also a great opportunity for networking with likeminded businesses. SUEZ is offering a wide range of solutions that foster sustainable development, from waste prevention, innovation and compliance with changing legislation to sustainable procurement and management of the value chain.

The changing legislative landscape, that will bring mandatory separate food waste collections as soon as Spring 2025, presents a huge opportunity for any business. Right now is the best time to rethink your food waste situation, starting with identifying how much food waste is produced, where it is produced, and what simple interventions might help to reduce and manage it more effectively. 

And this is where experts from SUEZ can add value. The company’s aim is to help maximise the value of services they deliver to businesses in the region. From building sustainable strategies and reducing customers environmental impact to helping them of the journey towards net zero.

Sustainable food waste management practices can generate social value and foster positive change in the community while reducing and ultimately eliminating carbon emissions.

Be sure to say hello to the SUEZ team who will happily discuss with you any of your recycling and waste management needs, no matter how big or small they are. Struggling with a difficult waste stream? SUEZ can help you with that too, as the local team is well versed in dealing with complex situations needing sustainable and tailor-made solutions.

SUEZ extends a promotional offer to all members of Taste of the West community. As a member, you can benefit from 20% off your first month’s waste bill during 2024. To take advantage of this discount, please contact the local team on 0800 542 3548 quoting Taste of the West 24 as a promotional code.


The South West Sustainability Award for 2024 is now open for entries and FREE for all businesses in the South West to enter.

To find out more about the judging criteria, and to enter your business, please visit our website.  

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