29 Feb '12, 9pm

Unilever Calls on Companies to Tackle Mountain of Food Waste

Unilever Calls on Companies to Tackle Mountain of Food Waste

Unilever will today ask other companies, trade bodies and public sector organizations to join its campaign to tackle the 400,000 tonnes of avoidable food waste that is discarded every year. In a meeting in London the company will issue a call for more signatories to join organizations such as WRAP, Whitbred and Sodexo in supporting its United Against Waste campaign, ahead of a larger push in the spring that will aim to bring together fragmented food waste initiatives. WRAP estimates avoidable food waste costs the hospitality industry around £722 million (US$1.12 billion) a year through wasted ingredients and labor, out-of-date foods, consumer leftovers or rising disposal costs. Unilever said it has already formed a "visionary panel" along with other waste bodies to identify measures that could help reduce food waste, such as landfill bans, changes to the planning system, o...

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