Since its launch in January 2018, the Real Bread Campaign’s No Loaf Lost guide has been helping SME bakeries think about, and reduce, the surplus they produce.
Nine months on from publication:
Of the pledgers, seven submitted an original set of two-week surplus figures, followed by a second after several months of taking reduction steps.
Savings made so far include:
Simon Cobb of Stoneham Bakehouse said: “We’ve been working towards not having waste, and tailoring production to sell out, rather than hoping to sell more and having surplus.”
Of the seven bakeries that sent two sets of figures, three bake-to-order microbakeries recorded reducing their surplus to zero.
The Real Bread Campaign is awating a second set of figures from a further six bakeries.
While the Real Bread Campaign encourages bakeries to reduce their food waste (ie stopping it from going to landfill by passing on to charities, farms or for anaerobic digestion) the main aim of No Loaf Lost is to help them reduce their surplus - the amount of unsold bread they have in the first place.
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Got a bread surplus (rather than waste) reduction tip to share with other bakeries? Email the Real Bread Campaign
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