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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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Sainsbury's joins calls for free thermometers with fridges

20 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s gave away one million thermometers across the UK last September

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Nisa donates trade show stock to food banks

18 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Goods from Store of the Future 2 display and supplier stock donated to food banks across Midlands

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Tesco trials packaging to keep mushrooms fresher for longer

18 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Customers complained that the current plastic packaging sometimes put them off buying mushrooms due to condensation

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Opinion

Food waste

Susanna Reid gets sanctimonious on Save Money: Good Food

We all waste food, about £700 worth per household per year, in fact

Food waste news

sainsbury's swadlincote waste less save more fridge thermometer

Sainsbury's joins calls for free thermometers with fridges

20 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s gave away one million thermometers across the UK last September

nisa trade show food bank donation

Nisa donates trade show stock to food banks

18 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Goods from Store of the Future 2 display and supplier stock donated to food banks across Midlands

tesco mushroom packaging

Tesco trials packaging to keep mushrooms fresher for longer

18 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Customers complained that the current plastic packaging sometimes put them off buying mushrooms due to condensation

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The Co-op launches national rollout of food redistribution scheme

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new initiative is expected to redistribute enough food for 20 million meals to over 2,500 different good causes

Nifties

Nifties kicks off £3,500 expansion crowdfunding push

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nifties plans to use the money to fund new stores

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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

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Best-before and use-by dates create waste

05 Jan 2017 | By Steve Parfett

I wonder how much The Grocer’s waste campaign is dealing with effect and not tackling one particular cause

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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

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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

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

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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

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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