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Waste Not Want Not

The Grocer’s national campaign, Waste Not Want Not, is seeking to unite the industry, and to lobby the government, to achieve a greater reduction in food and drink waste, and to increase the amount of edible food that is redistributed to feed needy people



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Irresponsible redistribution could wreck food waste efforts

03 Mar 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has urged the industry to redistribute surplus food “responsibly”

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Tesco signs up as official supermarket sponsor of Waste Not Want Not

23 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco joins forces with our exclusive supplier sponsor Unilever, which gave its backing to the campaign in January

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The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

22 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

Who's with us ...

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How to join the companies who have signed up so far

’If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem’, goes the saying. Find out who is backing our campaign so far

Why this campaign

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Why The Grocer is launching its Waste Not Want Not campaign

By Adam Leyland

The fact is the industry still either throws away or incinerates 1.9 million tonnes of food and drink waste

About our campaign

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Waste Not Want Not campaign launched by The Grocer

Our campaign wants the industry to work towards the goal that any edible food – that cannot be sold by retailers and manufacturers – should be used to feed people ahead of any other purpose

Food waste news

Jaw Brew's Hardtack beer made with bread

Leftover rolls create low-abv beer Hardtack in Glasgow

28 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The NPD was developed by microbrewery Jaw Brew and bakery Aulds

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Tesco launches 'food waste hotline' to aid suppliers

13 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco said hotline would serve as a new link between suppliers and its product teams

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Doing the right thing isn't easy

10 Mar 2017 | By Megan Tatum

As Sainsbury’s has discovered, doing the right thing isn’t easy and can be thrown back in your face

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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis on why rivals must work together on waste

09 Mar 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Supermarkets don’t usually share solutions, but for Tesco CEO Dave Lewis it’s not about glory

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Sainsbury's continues to back food waste programme

08 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer could miss 50% food waste reduction target in year-long Swadlincote trial

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How Sainsbury's Swadlincote test bed is cutting food waste

08 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Swadlincote providing the template for a wider rollout

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Wonky veg, waste, and the man who took on Walmart Video

02 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Jordan Figueiredo’s funny pictures attracted followers from 190 countries – but he’s deadly serious about food waste

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How is new technology tackling food waste?

24 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The ways in which tech is tackling waste are hugely diverse

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Ugly fruit and veg is beautiful

14 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Primping and preening our dinners to make them camera-ready for Instagram is now a national pastime, but only with the right-looking type of veg

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Kellogg's progress in reducing waste

11 Nov 2016

The Waste Not Want Not campaign resonates so well with our own Breakfasts for Better Days initiative

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Company Shop: cutting waste, caring for the community

20 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Company Shop has developed Community Shop to feed needy members and help them back into work

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Food suppliers are also working hard on waste

14 Oct 2016

Tackling food waste across supply chains is a key part of FDF’s Five-fold Ambition and new Ambition 2025 commitments

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Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe comes under fire over food waste

14 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

As Coupe fought off attacks from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tristram Stuart, the CEO looked increasingly like the pantomime baddie

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Waste Not Want Not: how the biggest suppliers are performing

07 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

From surplus in their supply chains to leftovers at the bottom of the bottle, how are manufacturers tackling waste? factory one use

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Food waste conundrum set for Efra MPs scrutiny

23 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket bosses will next month need to explain what they are doing to reduce the UK’s food waste mountain

your letters

Nestle anaerobic digester Fawdon

AD is the best way to deal with inevitable waste

09 Feb 2017

It’s refreshing to see attention being drawn beyond the retailers to include manufacturers further down the process

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Working together on waste will speed up change

08 Dec 2016

Sir, If we all work together we can help to speed up change on waste

Kellogg's ancient grains

Kellogg's progress in reducing waste

11 Nov 2016

The Waste Not Want Not campaign resonates so well with our own Breakfasts for Better Days initiative

muller rice

Food suppliers are also working hard on waste

14 Oct 2016

Tackling food waste across supply chains is a key part of FDF’s Five-fold Ambition and new Ambition 2025 commitments

Aldi

Collaboration will strengthen the war on waste, says Aldi

30 Jun 2016

Aldi is delighted to offer its support of your campaign and its objectives



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