Festival Insights NEWS: Eighth Plate food waste scheme rises from the flames of Arcadia London


UK: The festival food waste scheme, Eighth Plate, returned after a two-year hiatus on the first May bank holiday weekend at the Arcadia London Spectacular.

From May 4 – 6, staff from the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) visited the food traders onsite at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to discuss surplus food at the end of the festival and how it could be safely redirected.

Owing to the work of the traders onsite and the organisers of Arcadia London, the process was managed and completed successfully. Eighth Plate’s relaunch at Arcadia London will be used to develop a case study to advise future project managers on how the scheme can be implemented at other events in order to salvage and donate as much surplus food to as many charities as possible.

Every day, one in eight people in the world go hungry. Eighth Plate works to feed that eighth person, and in 2018, the organisation aims to work with UK…



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