Factsheets for the Hospitality Sector

The Clean Technology Centre has been commissioned to develop factsheets for the hospitality sector on how to prevent food waste, on water conservation, waste management and energy cost savings.

The factsheets are designed to raise awareness. They are short (mostly two pages each) and present a lot of information using graphics, infographics and focused text.

The following factsheets were produced:

  • Food Waste in Hotels (Daily Service)
  • Food Waste in Hotels (Functions)
  • Food Waste in Full-Service Restaurants
  • Food Waste in Quick-Service Restaurants
  • Food Waste in Canteens

All these present detailed information on the scale of food waste from this sector; how much waste benchmarks; what types of food are most avoidable; and cost implications.

In another series of factsheets different sets of information are presented. These include:

  • Food Waste Management: Factsheet for Hospitality
  • Energy Cost Savings: Factsheet for Hospitality
  • Waste Management: Factsheet for Hospitality
  • Water Conservation: Factsheet for Hospitality

In these CTC has laid out the sources of waste in these topic areas, immediate cost saving actions (low hanging fruit), further actions to be taken, Grant aid opportunities (energy-related), success stories and useful links for further information.

The Factsheets are available here.

Key details

Project Name

Factsheets for the Hospitality Sector


Environmental Protection Agency





Main features

The Development of Factsheets for the Hospitality Sector

Contact Details

Colum Gibson
Centre Manager
Colum is the Clean Technology Centre manager, a Senior Environmental Consultant and programme manager with a PhD in Physical Chemistry. He is an IEMA Auditor and has worked with CTC for almost 20 years. Colum has extensive experience working with industry, the waste sector, local authorities, communities and national agencies. He has worked on a broad range of topics, including energy efficiency, environmental indicators, waste management and prevention, water and energy assessments, zero emissions and waste, environmental management systems, creative thinking, innovation and sustainable community development.