The Zero Waste HoReCa Award Ceremony

The Zero Waste HoReCa Award Ceremony helps lead the change towards a sustainable future

Photo via General Soft Drinks
Photo via General Soft Drinks

The Zero Waste HoReCa program hosted an awards ceremony, an event that celebrated innovative and effective sustainable practices within the Hospitality sector. During this event, 20 businesses were awarded €500 as seed money to initiate further sustainable practices.  The winners were selected, from among 45 submissions, by an independent Panel of subject matter experts.

This program, implemented in collaboration with the AKTI Research Centre and funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, has been nothing short of transformative. Through strategic measures of this specific programme, we have managed to engage 100 HORECA businesses, saved over 53 million litres of water and mitigated more than 300kg of carbon emissions. During these awards partners in this sustainability journey were also recognised for their valuable contribution to this sustainability journey: NGO Zibel, Nature Trust -Ekoskola, Festivals Malta and the Energy & Water Agency.

These awards were all about sustainability practices and innovative collaborations. This ethos also encompassed the award ceremony: from locally sourced food with a low carbon footprint to the trophies made from recycled pieces of wood and natural moss and also the outfit of the compere Clare Agius, which was fashioned by Rachel Bartolo from recycled fishing nets, retrieved from our seas by one of our partners the NGO Zibel during their various clean-ups. 

The Zero Waste HoReCa program program reflects the ethos of The Coca-Cola System which we represent in Malta and aims to conduct business in a sustainable way. We believe that a better future is achieved through socially and environmentally sustainable practices that make a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet, by doing business the right way.