The Food and Drink Federation has said members participating in it’s waste survey had ceased to send food and packaging waste to landfill sites by the end of 2015.
The Federation published the findings today in its annual progress report to deliver major sustainability improvements.
A reduction of 30.1% water used in food and drink production and a 46% decrease in CO2 emissions were also highlighted as the ongoing progress made under its Five-Fold Environmental Ambition (FEA) in 2016.
The Federation said members “have expressed a strong desire to go even further”, which was “reflected in new commitments aimed at shaping future value chains, namely sustainable supply chains and natural capital” by 2025.
“The results published today show that our industry has delivered significantly improved environmental performance,” said director of food safety, science and sustainability & chief scientific officer at FDF Helen Munday.
“The FEA has been an industry-leading ambition and has served as a collective roadmap for food and drink manufacturers. Looking forward, we feel the new commitments under Ambition 2025 cover important areas in which we can make a positive impact as a sector.”