How is Tescos taking on food waste this February?

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How is Tescos taking on food waste this February?


Tescos has pledged that as of the end of February, it will no longer dump food that's fit for human consumption but work it through a series of initiatives to ensure it's not wasted.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Wed 17 Jan 2018

Across the chain's 2,654 stores, Tescos will now reduce food that would otherwise be dumped and donate whatever is left to a series of organisations that include women's refuges, food banks, local charities and rehab clinics.

Tescos has already pledged, along with other supermarket chains, to reduce food waste by one fifth before 2025 but it's the first of the 'Big Four' to move to eradicate the daily waste of edible food.

Tescos is following France's example which saw the government pass legislation that makes it illegal for supermarkets to bin food that's still edible - the country leads the way in Europe, wasting the least food nationally.

In the UK, we waste over eight million tonnes of food waste each year. 

Want to do more at home? See here for quick and easy ways to waste less food in the kitchen.