Gallery: UK Retailers Are Failing To Meet Their Food Waste Reduction Ta...


All over the western world, food waste is a major concern. When so many are starving, sending thousands of tons of unwanted food to the landfills shouldn’t be an option. In the UK, British retailers have pledged to reduce the amount of food waste and reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. However, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have announced in their annual report that retailers have not yet met Phase 2 of the voluntary Courtauld Commitment, which aimed to see a reduction of product and packaging waste in the grocery supply chain by 5%. Instead, since 2010, they have only managed to reduce it by 0.4%.

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