Phase 1 resulted in a $1.2 million reduction in waste, a savings of $1.8 billion and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 3.3 million T. This slight increase in food waste in retail may be related to efforts to help suppliers and customers reduce waste, which can increase food waste in depots and stores in the short term, for example by relaxing fresh product specifications. Many of these organizations continue to work with WRAP via Courtauld Commitment 2025, and our brand new Guardians of Grub campaign supports food companies by using simple steps and practical resources to reduce the amount of food thrown away. “This situation is restrictive, limits competition, penalizes and discourages suppliers and exposes retailers to risks, but it mostly leads to throwing good edible foods into garbage cans. We want these barriers to be removed for foodstuffs that would otherwise be wasted to “save” them for redistribution. The industry`s response to the commitment has been impressive. Industry-wide efforts to develop closed packaging to reduce food waste have been successful. The Seasonal Confectionery Working Group reduced the packaging of Easter eggs by more than 25%. The GlassRite program has encouraged innovation to overcome technical barriers to reducing bottle weight in order to reduce transportation costs. Overall, commitments have reduced food and packaging waste, saved money for consumers, businesses and local authorities, and reduced CO2 emissions. Calculating the impact of waste reduction on CO2 emissions has helped to link these two policies in the UK. While some innovations, such as coffee packaging, have taken longer than expected to be developed, perhaps due to the greater adaptation required in consumption practices, others such as concentrated detergents have arrived faster than expected.
We saved enough waste to fill 184,500 garbage trucks. If they were lined up from nose to tail, they would stretch from Edinburgh to Geneva. Data from 26 companies during the year showed a collective 7% reduction in food waste, saving about $100 million in food. In addition to the Courtauld 2025 commitment, the WRAP Food Waste Reduction Roadmap sets a number of milestones to help businesses reduce waste: 121 supermarkets, manufacturers and manufacturers have followed the WRAP “Target, Measure, Act” approach to controlling the amount of food discarded. Companies that sign the agreement agree on measures that contribute to overall objectives. They also agree to report annually on the progress of THE WRAP. The business case for businesses was created by WRAP on the basis of opening up participation to increased innovation, potentially reducing their costs and reducing their customers` interest in reducing the amount of packaging they buy, as the surveys show.