School of Business and Economics


17 Mar 2017

SBE students help reduce local food waste with new project Utilise

Utilise poster

Set up by first- and second-year SBE undergraduate students, the Utilise project works in partnership with local supermarkets to help reduce food waste.

By redirecting usable food that would otherwise be thrown away, Utilise turns that food into the nutritious meals that are served at a cafe each Saturday in Loughborough on a ‘pay-as-you-feel’ basis.

The Team – which comprises Jake Brown (Management Sciences), Danny Hamill, George Refec and Natalia Plawecka (all three of whom are studying International Business) – says:

“475,000kg of food waste is thrown away every second, whilst at the same time, levels of food bank use are rising and hundreds of thousands of people are going hungry each year, which is why we are offering the meals to those who most need it without set prices.

“Because of this however, we are depending on our friends, families and local people to patronise the cafe and make it a success.” 

The weekly cafe is held at Fearon Hall between 12-1.30pm every Saturday. Fearon Hall can be found on Rectory Road next to Loughborough's Parish Church.

Please support our students and have a tasty meal at the same time!