Every year, the UK chucks away £20 billion-worth of perfectly good food – now 90 businesses are leading the fight to bring that number down with the world’s first Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.
Developed by grocery research charity IGD and waste reduction body the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the roadmap aims to show large business how they can reduce food waste in their own operation and suppliers from field to fork.
It aims to slash the number of binned grub – currently amounting to more than £300 per UK citizen – by half and has already achieved considerable support from 90 of the UK’s largest food businesses.
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— WRAP (@WRAP_UK) September 25, 2018
All major supermarkets have pledged to follow the roadmap while restaurants like Nando’s and Pizza Hut as well as production giants like Nestle, Coca-Cola, Quorn and Muller are also on board.
Defra and the Scottish and Welsh governments have also signed up with plans to get half of the UK’s largest 250 food businesses following the Target, Measure, Act mantra by September next year with all 250 to following suit by 2026.