Innovative project to boost sustainability in catering industry
PECT is a key partner in the new project ‘Cool Food Pro’ bringing with it 25 years’ worth of experience in communicating and promoting sustainable behaviour change.
The project, funded by the Interreg France (Channel) England programme, will run until June 2023 and aims to increase sustainability, food security, and public well-being across the UK and France.
It builds upon the award-winning micro project, Coo-L Food, also funded by the Channel programme, which encouraged consumers to switch to more sustainable food habits through a real-time digital CO2 tracker.
The project has a total budget of €1,2m, of which €832,825 has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.
Through funding this project, we aim to support the development of new practices that will help the catering industry transition to being carbon neutral by 2050.
What are we doing?
Cool Food Pro aims to promote long-term behaviour change, across both the Public and Private Catering sector through promoting the following actions:
- Buying local and seasonal ingredients.
- Increasing the number of plant-based meals.
- Reducing the amount of food and packaging waste
The project will design and develop a free, low-carbon web app, where caterers will be able to measure the progress of their CO2 savings and food waste. It will be further assisted by a customised support program for roll-out in school canteens, hospitals, and workplaces.
Consumers to be informed
Tonnes of carbon to be saved
PECT is joined by Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Maison de l’Agriculture Biologique du Finistère and the Soil Association UK, to help implement long-term sustainable behaviour change within the catering sector.