Take Food Waste #OffTheMenu
I pledge to reduce my food waste and urgently request that food businesses do the same.
What needs to happen?
Here’s our menu of solutions to fix food waste
PROPERLY-WRAPPED DATES, SIMPLY SERVED
Supermarkets and manufacturers should agree between themselves, without delay, to a single uniform date labeling system. It should replace the confusing “best if used by,” “sell by,” “expires on,” and other labels that lead to consumers unknowingly throwing out good food.
UGLY VEGETABLES SERVED WITH A REDUCTION OF FARM LEVEL WASTE
Supermarkets should sell “ugly” fruit and veg and stop causing farmers and suppliers to waste perfectly good food on account of overly strict cosmetic buying policies. They should also reduce the amount of food wasted in their supply chain due to inaccurate forecasting, order mismanagement, produce dumping etc.
Supermarkets and major manufacturers should measure and report precisely how much food they currently waste, as hiding the problem hinders the solutions.
Supermarkets and food retailers should make all unsold, surplus, fit-for-consumption food available to organizations that can put it to good use by feeding people, rather than just discarding it.
Let’s take food waste off the menu!