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Food Waste

UK Food Companies, Grocers Beat Waste Reduction Goal

The UK food and grocery sector has beat its waste reduction goal, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). WRAP today published the second interim report of Courtauld Commitment 3, which shows that its signatories — more than 50 UK retailers, brands and manufacturers including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Unilever, AB … Read more »

PE International Advances Global Hotspot Analysis Approach

While hotspots analysis is proving to be a helpful and effective tool that assists in the identification of areas to be prioritized for action, there is currently no common approach to hotspots analysis. An initiative between PE International and the UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) aims to address … Read more »

Food Loss, Waste Protocol Under Development

Food Loss, Waste Protocol Under Development

A steering committee of global organizations is developing a protocol aimed at helping countries reduce food loss and waste, according to the World Resources Institute. Globally, about 24 percent of all the calories produced for human consumption don’t end up reaching human mouths, according to WRI analysis. As a result, … Read more »

Food Waste

UK Grocers, Brands Target 1.1m Metric Ton Food Waste Diversion

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Unilever, AB InBev and Nestlé are among the 45 UK retailers, manufacturers and brands that have committed to reducing food and drink waste by 1.1 million metric tons by 2015 in the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment, launched late last week. The Waste and Resources Action Programme … Read more »

Co-op, Nestle, Sainsbury’s to Cut Supply Chain Carbon Footprint

The Co-operative Group, Nestlé and Sainsbury’s have said they will improve the environmental performance of some of their products following research from the Product Sustainability Forum. An initial assessment of the environmental impact of grocery products, published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme on behalf of the PSF, analyzes the … Read more »

Industry Targets Zero-Waste Events by 2020

The Waste and Resources Action Programme and the UK’s £36 billion ($54.6 billion) events industry have launched an initiative with the goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2020. The UK events industry, which supports about 25,000 businesses and half a million full-time-equivalent jobs, is projected to grow to … Read more »

Dairies Pledge to Cut Water Use

Dairy UK has signed an agreement with the Waste and Resources Action Programme to cut the dairy industry’s water use and improve its water management. The agreement between the trade association and WRAP makes Dairy UK an official partner to the Federation House Commitment, a voluntary commitment for food and … Read more »

UK Grocery Stores, Brands Cut Supply Chain Waste 8.8%

UK retailers including Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and Tesco and brands Coca-Cola Enterprises and Kraft Foods, among others, have reduced their supply chain waste by 8.8 percent compared to a 2009 baseline, putting them ahead of a three-year target of 5 percent, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme … Read more »

Textile Exchange Launches Content Claim Standards

The Textile Exchange has published a new chain-of-custody tool to help companies accurately label the contents of their products and provide consumers more transparency into supply chains. The Content Claim Standard, more than a year in the making, sets requirements to ensure the integrity of the “claimed” materials as they … Read more »