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Nestlé has announced that Quality Street will move to recyclable FSC-Certified paper packaging worldwide, whilst KitKat will launch wrappers made with 80 percent recycled plastic.
Asda has become the latest supermarket to remove best before dates on certain products in a bid to reduce food waste both in store and in consumer homes.
M&S says removing the best before dates on certain fruits and vegetables will help the retailer achieve its goal of cutting food waste.
One of the largest supermarkets in the UK, Morrisons, has announced the removal of use by dates on milk bottles in a move to stop millions of pints being wasted.
Food waste has to be a priority for governments, businesses, and citizens alike if the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved according to the UN.
Arla’s Graham Wilkinson explains how the dairy cooperative has progressed towards its ambitious sustainability targets during the most challenging of periods.
The UK industry research body Campden BRI is calling for fish and seafood producers to collaborate in important new research that could save the industry considerable expense.
Research from WRAP has shown that reduced levels of food waste from the early stages of the UK lockdown have begun to rebound - by as much as 30 percent in some cases.
The report, from WWF and WRAP, analysed the EU’s progress on Food Loss and Waste (FLW) and has set out guidance for governments, industry, researchers and NGOs on how to reach FLW reduction targets.
The funding has been awarded to FLAWLESS, a project designed to ‘supercharge’ global efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 to halve food waste by 2030.
The grants are said to be the latest step in the government’s drive to reduce food waste in the UK by 20 percent by 2025 and form part of a wider £15 million scheme to specifically address surplus food from the retail and manufacturing sectors.
A report from WRAP has revealed that between 2015 and 2018 food waste dropped by seven percent per person in the UK, but the research charity has warned there is still work to be done.