FDBusiness.com

Leading UK Food and Consumer Goods Companies Prevent 125,000 Tons of Waste

 Breaking News
  • British Brewers Decrease Their CO2 Emissions by 42% Total CO2 emissions from the UK’s brewing industry have fallen by 42% in the last decade (2008 to 2018) – a reduction of 202,952 tonnes – according to new research conducted by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). The research also found that the energy used to brew a pint of beer in the [...]...
  • Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated 100,000 bags sold annually. From launching his business in his parent’s spare bedroom five years ago,  Pinkfinch founder Michael Heaslip (pictured) has grown his innovative product line across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East,  with [...]...
  • UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continue. The memory of last year still looms large for retailers and this summer’s comparatively poor weather, combined with low levels of like-for-like price [...]...
  • Tickets Still Available For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Some tickets are still available for the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards presentation ceremony and gala dinner to be held at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on the evening of Thursday, 5 September 2019. The winners of the 2019 Awards will be named at the event. The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced [...]...
  • Nestlé UK Launches New On-trend Flavours Nestlé has introduced two new on-trend flavours to its much-loved Munchies brand in the UK and Ireland. Available in 101g sharing bags, new Munchies Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Munchies Cookie Dough are the first new Munchies products since 1996. The new flavours were created at Nestlé’s confectionery sites in York and Fawdon, Newcastle. Munchies Brand Manager [...]...

Leading UK Food and Consumer Goods Companies Prevent 125,000 Tons of Waste

Leading UK Food and Consumer Goods Companies Prevent 125,000 Tons of Waste
November 15
08:59 2013

An IGD-led initiative has prevented 125,000t of food supply chain waste since 2010 – enough to fill 65 Olympic swimming pools. The project has met its target for 2013 and is on track to prevent 200,000t of supply chain waste by the end of next year.

IGD has brought together 34 companies through an initiative to tackle the issues of waste at source and to find practical ways in which companies can work together to prevent waste occurring in the first place.

Six in ten (61%) shoppers believe food and grocery companies should be doing the right thing on the environment, and 87% expect the industry to be constantly checking supply chains to ensure they are acting responsibly.

Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, comments: “We know shoppers want to waste less and expect our industry to do more to tackle waste in the supply chain, so we’re bringing the industry together to share best practice and find innovative solutions for all. The most effective way of reducing waste is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We’re encouraging businesses to prevent waste through planning better, designing products and packaging differently, and working together to improve forecasting and processes.”

She adds: “The leaders of the food and consumer goods industry in the UK have identified waste as a top priority. As a result, IGD is intending to do even more in this area and I would encourage all food and consumer goods companies to get in touch and join us to make a bigger difference.”

To drive further progress towards the ambitious waste prevention target, IGD’s ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK working group has launched a new online guide at www.igd.com/wasteprevention.

Karl Donnan, customer service director, Unilever UK & Ireland, and ECR UK Product & Packaging Waste Workgroup co-chair, says: “It’s great to see the continued and increasing engagement from manufacturers and retailers alike. Collaboration is helping to reduce and redistribute thousands of tonnes of food waste and the new tools being made available on IGD’s website should help us increase the momentum further in 2014.”

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2019Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2019
  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements