Food waste: UK’s major supermarkets sign up to halve £20bn annual bill by 2030

The UK’s major supermarkets have signed a pledge to help halve the country’s £20bn annual food waste bill by 2030.

More than 100 businesses and organisations have committed to “ground-breaking action” to reduce food waste, which costs an average household £500 per year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said.

Around 10.2 million tonnes of food and drink that could have been eaten, ends up being thrown away annually at a cost of £20bn.

Some 1.8 million tonnes of that waste comes from food manufacture, one…
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