London hoteliers were today urged to cut the size of plates in their restaurants to tackle food waste.Ahahahahahaha! Who on earth could dream up something so stu…
The advice came from the Government’s Behavioural Insights Team which aims to “nudge” people into changing their habits.
It hailed “impressive results” from a study by Norwegian organisation GreeNudge into hotel buffets.*sigh* Thank god, as Longrider points out, we aren't footing the bill for this nonsense any longer.
Where to start? That’s Norway. This is England. What works there won’t necessarily work here…
“They found that reducing plate size and communicating that it’s OK to come back for another serving resulted in a decrease in food waste whilst hotel guest satisfaction remained the same,” said the BIT.Yes, well, I can only assume none of these people have ever patronised a buffet-style restaurant and seen the amazing towers-of-food that some people attempt to cram onto the tiny plates to save them the walk back to the buffet!
And is it cynical of me to see the potential for another team in this Unit, maybe one working on the ‘obesity crisis’, to badger the hotels into removing those signs suggesting guests go for another serving in the not-too-distant future?
So no, I don't particularly care if they aren't happy in their job. Not when their job consists of nagging and badgering everyone else.