Sir, I am delighted to see the Grocer taking a lead on an issue that matters so much to the food industry in total.

Whilst individual companies like M&S can take a lead on specific issues such as cutting food waste and plastic, indeed, aiming to become a zero waste overall, ultimately we need the whole sector, supported by the government, to collectively make the food system more sustainable.

Marks and Spencer

Today we launched on our employee homepage a call for our colleagues to support your campaign. I see you already have 15,000 signatures for your petition, I hope we can encourage a few more your way.

Thank you again for your leadership.

Steve Rowe, chief executive, Marks & Spencer