Domino's Pizza and McDonald's are two of about 70 companies in the United Kingdom that have committed to the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, and to cutting food and packaging waste by 5 percent by 2015.

The agreement was introduced by the Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) and also includes a goal to increase recycling and composting.

According to EnvironmentalLeader.com, this should equate to about 100 million meals.

The 5 percent reduction goal will be measured by carbon dioxide emissions against 2012 numbers.

According to WRAP, if 25 percent of the food sector committed to meeting the targets in the agreement, they could save up to £76 million ($118 million) and reduce CO2e impact by 570,000 tons by the end of 2015.

Organizations that sign the agreement can join as signatories or supporters, depending on their role within the food sector. The 28 signatories include McDonald's and Domino's Pizza. WRAP will provide online tools, workshops, working groups and expert advice to help the businesses meet their goals.

A supporter is an organization that works within the sector but is not delivering food directly to a customer.

Read more about sustainability.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Custom Digital Signage Templates

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6683.png

6683/Custom-Digital-Signage-Templates

Quote decoder: how to compare restaurant POS systems

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1290.png

1290/Quote-decoder-how-to-compare-restaurant-POS-systems

DriverSafe

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/keyboard_iix.gif

1424/DriverSafe

Enterprise Reporting & Management

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6813.png

6813/Enterprise-Reporting-Management

Cured Meats

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6791.png

6791/Cured-Meats

Put your menu in your customers' pocket

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1293.png

1293/Put-your-menu-in-your-customers-pocket

Chicken

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6793.png

6793/Chicken

Standard coffee

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6963.png

6963/Standard-coffee

Pizza POS Software

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5937.png

5937/Pizza-POS-Software

Advanced Wireless

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6635.png

6635/Advanced-Wireless

Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.