Reducing food waste is incredibly important to us. And rightly so. To help us minimise the amount of food we waste, we’ve put in place a number of initiatives which includes, first and foremost, a highly efficient ordering system designed to reduce waste before it is created.
Our Food Surplus Policy enables stores to make food donations to local and national charities on request and, for those stores who’s waste streams we manage, any food waste that cannot be redistributed we send to Anaerobic Digestion, where it is turned into biogas and bio fertiliser.
We also partner with FareShare to donate surplus food from our supply chain meaning that food that might otherwise have gone to waste is sent to charity and community groups that support vulnerable people across the country.
If you represent a charity that could make use of Costa Coffee food surplus and would like to collect regularly from your local store towards the end of their trading hours, please pop in and speak with the Store Manager. To read more about our approach to food surplus donations, please see our policy.
Waste not, want not! Our stores also offer a 50% discount on food during the last hour of trading that is in date but cannot be sold the following day!