With the average household still wasting a quarter of a tonne of food each year, our ambitious new citizen food waste prevention strategy is underway.
This new approach focusses on uniting multiple groups and partners, including Courtauld 2025 signatories and others, to ensure that people buy the right amount of food for their needs and store it in the right way to make it last longer.Read more
A new approach is required, and we’ve developed a more targeted phase in our citizen food waste prevention strategy for specific behaviours and foods through a more precise understanding of the subtleties at play.
I welcome this clear guidance to help tackle food waste, without compromising the safety of food. It will help businesses supply food that is properly described and stored, and safely provided to consumers. Reducing food waste is really important to consumers.
Two million tonnes of food is thrown away because it is not used in time. A third of this could be avoided with more accurate date labels.
Working with UK governments and the Food Standards Agency, and in consultation with the sector, we have launched new date labelling and storage guidance. This will help towards achieving the Courtauld 2025 targets and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve food loss by 2030.Read more
Water is vital to the food and drink industry, but is becoming an increasingly unpredictable resource. It is a difficult issue for businesses to address on their own.
Working closely with WWF, the Rivers Trust and other experts in this field, a water ambition is being developed for Courtauld 2025 that includes a framework for increasing collective action in areas of particular water stress.Read more
Working in partnership we can establish a critical mass of action and drive real change. Industry recognises that no single company can cover all areas of water risk that they face, but working collectively could leverage individual efforts to safeguard future resources.
Delivery signatories will report quantitatively to WRAP on their food and drink waste, so that we can track progress and help focus action. WRAP will also check that the carbon impact of associated packaging doesn’t increase because of the measures taken to reduce food waste.
With ambitious Courtauld 2025 projects underway across the UK food and drink sector, plans are well advanced to enable us to report progress against the targets.Read more