Reducing food loss and waste, we calculated that, on average, each person throws away the equivalent of 42 days’ worth of food every year. We believe there are ways we can prevent food waste and promote healthy eating, like encouraging more people to eat vegetables or tackling overbuying.
WRAP and Nestlé also launched an initiative that aims to redistribute meals across the UK. Developed by Nestlé in partnership with , the Waste Not, Want Not methodology assesses the main causes of food waste within a food operation and reduces them at source where possible. By 2019, any surplus food should be redistributed to commercial and charitable organizations rather than being used for animal feed or anaerobic digestion, and the project aims to redistribute 2 million extra meals. The approach has already been tested at a number of Nestlé factories.