More retailers commit to waste reduction

More major grocery retailers have signed up to the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment in continued support of waste reduction.

Phase three of the Commitment was launched last week and has the support of all the major grocery retailers, household brands and manufacturers. As such, WRAP, the waste reduction organisation, has said waste could be reduced by a further 1.1 million tonnes by 2015 – the equivalent of taking 1m cars off the road and a possible cash saving of £1.6bn.

Targets WRAP hopes to meet by 2015 include reducing household food and drink waste by 5%, a reduction in traditional grocery ingredients, product and packaging waste in the grocery supply chain by 3%. However, companies signed up to the agreement will have to make an 8% reduction.


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