Business Food Waste Solutions Project (2)

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Have any delivery targets been established for the roll out of this project? If so please provide details.


Answer for Business Food Waste Solutions Project (2)

Answer for Business Food Waste Solutions Project (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Delivery targets have been established for the FoodSave project.  By March 2015 the project aims to support 240 SMEs to achieve quantifiable improvements in their environmental performance (in terms of food waste), 100 of which will receive at least 12 hours support, resulting in a total of:

       1020 tonnes of food waste diverted from landfill

       180 tonne reduction in food packaging waste

       Waste disposal cost savings of £379,000  

It is expected that these outcomes will be achieved by the end of the project in March 2015, annually beyond the lifetime of the project.