Over 35 hospitality venues have teamed up with ‘Plate up for Glasgow’ as part of an initiative tasked with addressing food waste, commencing 12 October in Glasgow, Scotland.
On Tuesday (5 October), the scheme revealed the participating venues and began accepting bookings. According to ‘Plate up for Glasgow’, the initiative will allow consumers to choose from a range of ‘sustainable’ dishes over the next month, with all vendors involved offering meals that showcase at least one of four of the following food waste reduction techniques – rethinking existing menu items; showcasing food preservation techniques; using unfashionable cuts of meat; and creating dishes from surplus or donated food.
The campaign has been scheduled to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), with ‘Plate up for Glasgow’ stating that the ultimate aim of the initiative is to challenge ‘traditional and wasteful dining and takeaway business models’ through diverting as much organic waste from landfill as possible.
The campaign is being trialled by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce through its Circular Glasgow initiative and funded by the Experience Glasgow Food and Drink Regional Group. Eusebi Restaurant and Deli is the scheme’s lead hospitality partner.