Food Save

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3074
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How does this programme work with SMEs and charities to reduce food waste?

Answer

Answer for Food Save

Answer for Food Save

Answered By: 
The Mayor

FoodSave demonstrated how SMEs can reduce food waste and redirect surplus food to better use. Over 50 charities involved in re-distributing surplus food worked with SMEs involved in the programme.

170 SMEs reduced their food waste by 150 tonnes, diverted more than 1200 tonnes of food waste from landfill and made a total saving of more than £500,000.

All SMEs in the food sector are able to access the tools developed through the FoodSave programme online at foodsave.org, to help them tackle their food waste