Aldi pledges to cut food waste 50% by 2030

Summary:

  1. An early supporter of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign, Aldi said it would provide annual updates on its progress following a major commitment from all major supermarkets via the IGD to share data food waste data publicly.
  2. Wrap development director Richard Swannell added: “With one-third of the world’s food lost or wasted, costing the global economy $950bn every year, the food waste challenge is monumental and urgent.
  3. It planned to build on this, while also helping customers to reduce food waste in their homes, using initiatives such as Love Food Hate Waste messaging on products, in-store and online, it said.
  4. Redistribution would be a core focus of its plans to reduce food going to waste, it said.
  5. Aldi has pledged to halve its levels of food waste by 2030.
  6. “Food waste is one of our sector’s most pressing issues, and reducing it is everyone’s responsibility,” said Aldi MD of corporate responsibility Oliver King.

Sources: https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/home/topics/waste-not-want-not/aldi-pledges-to-cut-food-waste-50-by-2030:

 

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