Over 100 businesses ‘Step up to the Plate’ to tackle food waste

13 June 2019

More than 100 food businesses have committed to halving their food waste by 2030, signing up to the Government’s Step up to the Plate Stop Food Waste Pledge.

Welcoming the announcement, FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said: “We’re delighted so many businesses are engaging with the issue of food waste and taking urgent steps to tackle it. Right now, only 8% of edible surplus food in the supply chain ends up on the plates of vulnerable people, with the rest going to animal feed or to anaerobic digestion. The more companies that measure, then take targeted action to reduce their food waste, the more food we’ll see diverted to good causes.”