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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



Here is a selection of some of our most popular articles since we launched WNWN in May 2016

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Who's with us ...

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’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

About our campaign

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Waste Not Want Not campaign launched

We want the industry to save edible food and feed people 

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

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Susanna Reid gets sanctimonious on Save Money: Good Food

06 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

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

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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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The global food waste scandal

16 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Poor storage, bad weather and fractured networks all contribute but there are failures closer to home too say campaigners

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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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Surplus food won’t fix food waste. Our expert webinar will grill experts on what will work

01 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

As part of the Waste Not Want Not campaign, we’ll be hosting our first ever webinar featuring experts from Unilever, Tesco, FareShare and Company Shop on hand to answer your questions

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10 ways manufacturers waste food

26 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Supermarkets might take most the food waste flak but nearly 90% happens before products reach supermarket shelves

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A major milestone in our campaign but let’s not lose momentum

17 Jan 2017 | By Adam Leyland

This ground-breaking commitment follows a flurry of landmark moments

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An inward approach won't deliver progress on food waste

13 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

For some, the voluntary pledge to cut food waste lacks teeth or ambition and misses out vast swathes of industry

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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

your letters

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General Mills hails progress in the war on waste

27 Apr 2017

Sir, A number of major retailers are taking significant steps to further reduce food waste

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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

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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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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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