A dozen hotels in the U.S. are taking part in a program with intentions of cutting down on food waste. The program is being launched by the World Wildlife Fund with the support of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Rockefeller Foundation.
As much as 40 percent of food is wasted in the U.S., and this new program aims to help hotels cut down on their part. The program will include educating employees and measuring the output of food waste.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s associate director Devon Klatell released a statement about the move.
“We’ve already seen that hotel guests are more than willing to conserve water and energy, simply by placing a card on their pillows or hanging their towels. Our hunch is that they’ll also take action to be part of the fight to cut food waste.”