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AccorHotels plans on growing its own vegetables, drastically reducing food waste overall

From turning food waste into fertilizer to using it as a means for heating homes, there are a range of solutions being proposed as alternative to throwing away exceed food. Many chefs are also working to raise awareness about how to use seemingly useless food scraps to make great dishes. Now, AccorHotels plans on growing its own vegetables in order to lessen food waste.

According to The Guardian, the major hotel chain hopes to cut down food waste—by 30 percent, to be exact. The chain plans on creating and maintaining gardens within some of its hotels and also enacting a more strict process that requires restaurants to report just how much food they throw away. The move will also result in menu changes with a focus on local foods and shorter course offerings.

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