Supermarkets partner with WRAP to tackle food waste

Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, and Asda have signed up for the UK Food Waste Action Week to tackle food waste from the week commencing March 1.

KFC, Co-op Premier Foods, Sodexo, Unilever are also part of this event organised by the charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

The charity event aims to promote the message that “wasting food feeds climate change”.

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Food management tips and techniques will be shared with the public as part of the participating retailers’ efforts.

The charity said that the week means customers have a chance to play their part to tackle national food waste.

“Wasting food is a major cause of climate change – it generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all the commercial flights in the world,” WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover said.

“We know through our research that the climate change emergency matters to people so this is something we can – and must – act on together.

“It is time to focus on saving one of our most precious resources instead of generating greenhouse gases producing food that is never eaten.”



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