Tesco vows to act after study confirms huge food waste

Britain’s shameful waste of food has been confirmed by a new study that shows more than two-thirds of produce grown for bagged salads, just under half of bakery goods and four out of 10 of apples are thrown away.

Tesco, working in conjunction with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), calculated the food waste “footprint” for 25 of the supermarket’s best-selling products – looking at what was wasted both inside its supermarkets and in the homes of its customers.

The retail giant admitted that 28,500 tonnes of food waste were generated in its stores and distribution centres in the first six months of this year.

It also estimated that uneaten food costs families about £700 a year.

Read the full story at the Independent.

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Sainsbury’s customers can chill out over freezing food

Sainsbury’s is removing advice to freeze food “on day of purchase” from its labels and informing customers it can be done up until the use-by date.

The UK’s third-largest supermarket chain believes 800,000 tonnes of food a year could be saved from the bin.

The move, in conjunction with the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), was welcomed by the government as “good news for hard-pressed family budgets”.

Read the full story on the BBC website.