Food and drink industry commits to halving food waste and emissions by 2030

The charity behind the commitment claims the agreement will save 2.6m tonnes of food waste between 2025 and 2030 – the equivalent of 6.2bn meals

Food sector cuts waste by 80,000

The food industry has reduced waste by 80,000 tonnes against 2012 levels. That’s a 3.9% reduction of carbon emissions, according to new figures released by waste prevention body WRAP. They cover the efforts of retailers such as Asda and Waitrose which have voluntarily signed up to the Courtauld Commitment – a set of targets for slashing waste. The goals include the reduction […]

Retailers squish packaging waste – slightly

High-street shops have touted their progress in cutting the amount of packaging they used in 2013 by 16,000 tonnes (16 kilo tonnes). That’s a drop of 0.6% from 2012 according to new figures released this week by waste prevention body WRAP. They cover the efforts of roughly 50 retailers such as Asda and Waitrose which are signed up to the Courtauld […]

Retailers and brands slashing grocery waste

Big retailers and household brands have outdone targets for scrapping waste in their grocery food stuffs’ supply chain and packaging. According to figures from Government waste prevention body WRAP, there has been significant progress from groceries to hit ambitious waste reduction and recycling targets. The so-called Courtauld Commitment has 53 firms signed up to it […]