UK Hotel Chain Gain On-SIte Vegetable Gardens

In effort to reduce food waste 26 AccorHotels in the UK have introduced onsite veg patchs

AccorHotels food waste drive sees 26 UK hotels gain onsite veg gardens

Around 600 of company's hotels around the world now grow their own produce on site for use in its restaurants and bars as part of food waste drive

AccorHotels has now introduced urban vegetable gardens at 26 of its hotels across the UK where guests can enjoy food prepared using ingredients grown on the premises, the company has revealed.

As part of its investment in sustainable food systems and reducing food waste across its worldwide chain of hotels, the company has set out a target in its Planet 21 strategy of creating 1,000 urban vegetable gardens by 2020 as well as cutting food waste in its restaurants by 30 per cent by 2020.

Revealing progress so far, AccorHotels yesterday said it has introduced over 600 urban vegetable gardens worldwide, including 26 in the UK, which supply fresh vegetables and salad for use in restaurant menus.

These include the urban veg garden at its Novotel London Waterloo hotel, which last year produced enough pesticide-free salad to supply the restaurant's green salad bar for 28 days, as well as growing enough basil to keep the kitchen stocked over the summer months, the firm said.

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