More than 100 food businesses have committed to halving their food waste by 2030

Sustain member FareShare welcomes the news that so many businesses are engaging with the issue of food waste.

Rotting apples. Photo credit: Pixabay

Rotting apples. Photo credit: Pixabay

Over 100 food businesses have signed up to the Government’s Step up to the Plate Stop Food Waste Pledge. Launched in May, the pledge aims to get a range of players in the food industry - from food retail and hospitality to social media influencers and chefs - to take ground-breaking action to drive down food waste from all sources.

Welcoming the announcement, FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said:

“We’re delighted so many businesses are engaging with the issue of food waste and taking urgent steps to tackle it. Right now, only 8% of edible surplus food in the supply chain ends up on the plates of vulnerable people, with the rest going to animal feed or to anaerobic digestion. The more companies that measure, then take targeted action to reduce their food waste, the more food we’ll see diverted to good causes.”

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