Feedback’s response to Tesco’s publication of their annual food waste
Food waste generated in UK operations remains stubbornly stuck at the 0.5% of food sold mark, much like previous years.
Responding to Tesco’s publication of their annual food waste data today, Carina Millstone, Executive Director of Feedback, said:
‘We are pleased to see that Tesco continues to show impressive leadership on food waste by publishing detailed, independently verified information on waste generated across product categories and business locations. We are also pleased to see Tesco reiterate its commitment to halve food waste from farm to fork by 2030, and its ongoing work with suppliers to make this happen. But as for the waste figures themselves, alas, we can’t help but be disappointed that Tesco’s efforts haven’t translated into results. Food waste generated in UK operations remains stubbornly stuck at the 0.5% of food sold mark, much like previous years. Tesco’s failure to eliminate food waste completely in its own operations – let alone in its supply chain or in its customers’ home- despite its undisputed leadership and its commitment to doing so, suggests to us that supermarkets’ business models and ownership structure make them inherently wasteful. We look forward to Tesco proving us wrong.’
What can you do next?
Feedback never accepts donations from corporate organisations. To achieve our goal of a food system that nourishes us and the planet, we need your help.DONATE WHAT YOU CAN NOW
Do you believe everyone should have access to nutritious, delicious food - without trashing our planet in the process? Sign up to our mailing list to get the latest on our campaigns.JOIN THE MAILING LIST
Follow us on Facebook for updates on our campaigns and opportunities to get involved.Get social
Follow us on Twitter to stay in the Feedback loop.Follow us
Follow us on Instagram to see our work in action.Follow us