Today marks the start of the UK’s first ever Food Waste Action Week, organised by WRAP, and we’re excited to be supporting it at Greencore.
For many years, we have worked hard to minimise waste in our operations and there are many examples of how we have achieved this in our latest sustainability report.
This week, we will be holding a series of activities to share more information about why this is an important topic, not just for Greencore, but for society in general, and want to get you thinking about what we can all do to minimise food waste.
The aim of Food Waste Action Week is to bring together people and organisations from retail, manufacturing, local government, hospitality and elsewhere to demonstrate the impact of wasted food on people, on business, and on the planet.
This week, people across the UK are being encouraged to share knowledge and inspire change in the way we think about the food we waste, explore the practical ways in which we can drive down the amount of food we waste and look at why in every sense wasting food, makes no sense.
What can you do?
Chances are that you are already taking steps at home to avoid food waste and this is why we want to hear from you. What are your top tips or recipes for using food leftovers?
Later this week we will be sharing an interview with Mark Game, CEO at The Bread and Butter Thing, who will explain what they do to reduce food waste in the UK, while at the same time ensuring that surplus food, including some from Greencore, goes to the people who need it the most.
We will also be hearing from one of our Food Waste Champions, Sally Coleman at our Tamworth distribution centre, on what practical steps they do to save good food from going to waste.
Keep a look out for our posts on social media throughout the week and share your tips using the following hashtag: #FoodWasteActionWeek