SnapBox for restaurants, catering outlets and businesses

SnapBox is a scheme to provide free empty boxes for you to use for leftover food.

It aims to increase the number of customers that take home leftover restaurant food rather than it going to waste. This serves as a great opportunity to help customers, save money and reduce food waste.

We’ll work in partnership with you to promote your business, the saving and the re-use of leftover food.

We understand the safety issues of taking food away from the premises. However, our Environmental Health experts will be providing easy to follow food safety advice and further information is provided on the boxes.

Advantages include:

  • Reducing the amount of waste that is currently left on plates by customers decreases the amount of waste you will have to deal with.
  • Being seen to do the right thing and taking the issue of food waste seriously by actively encouraging customers to take away leftovers as well as reduce avoidable food waste.
  • Attracting more attention locally and nationally due to the high profile of Waste less, Save more and ongoing social media #SnapBox@Home competitions. This could increase the number of customers who choose to eat at your outlet.
  • A potential increase in the amount of food people buy (this was the case during a similar pilot study in Scotland).

To sign up to SnapBox and receive free posters, stickers and SnapBox containers, email