Tag Archives: Courthauld Commitment

The ugly truth

FOOD WASTE is costing the retail grocery sector £6.9bn, with complex supply chains creating a pricemeal approach to waste prevention. Manufacturers and retailers need to refocus their efforts.   Retailer standards can result in 40% of edible produce being rejected, and then often ploughed back into the land or siphoned off for animal feed. DEFRA,…
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Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 helps delivers £3.1bn in savings

THE GROCERY sector reduced food and packaging waste by 1.7 million tonnes which equates to 4.8 million tonnes of CO2eq under the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 agreement. The final results released today from WRAP, show significant progress has been made. The supply chain target has been exceeded, the packaging target has been met and the…
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Retailers measure themselves against challenging green targets

RESPONDING TO results issued by Government waste body WRAP on the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says that the results demonstrate that retailers have made major strides to cut waste across the supply chain.   The results are measured against targets to reduce household food waste, packaging and waste…
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Voluntary agreement looking more likely to be end of June

THE LONG-AWAITED voluntary agreement on waste for the hospitality sector looking more likely to be end of June with many more hurdles to overcome.   A progress report of the Government’s waste review 2011 stated that development of the so-called  ‘Hospitality and Food Service Agreement’ is “on track” and is “expected to be launched in…
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