Grocery retailers in the UK are calling for the government to step in and take action to combat food waste in the country.

March 19, 2024

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Grocery retailers in the UK are calling for the government to step in and take action to combat food waste in the country.

More than 30 food businesses, including Aldi, Tesco, and Sainsbury, are behind a movement to urge the government to introduce mandatory public food waste reporting. The initiative has been led by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Too Good To Go, an anti-food waste organization, both combined on an open letter sent to the government.

“While most retailers already report voluntarily through WRAP’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, mandatory reporting will enable greater transparency across the supply chain,” said Andrew Opie, BRC director of food and sustainability.

“Retailers will continue to engage with the government to ensure that the system works for all stakeholders, and that it aligns across the four UK nations.”

Food waste is costing the UK economy roughly £21.8bn per year.

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