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Central England Co-op cuts food waste

Central England Co-op has announced that it has made a significant reduction in food waste over the past three years. From 2017, to 2020, the retailer’s food… View Article

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Central England Co-op cuts food waste

Central England Co-op has announced that it has made a significant reduction in food waste over the past three years.

From 2017, to 2020, the retailer’s food waste levels dropped from 2,445 tonnes to 1,085 tonnes.

Explaining how the reduction was achieved, Luke Olly, Co-op energy and environment lead, said: “We are proud that our hard work to reduce food waste has had such an impact over the past three years. This has been delivered through ongoing improvements in ordering processes and the roll out of our FareShare Midlands redistribution process which redistributes 100% of end-of-shelf life best before products to community partners across our trading estate.”

The partnership with FareShare has resulted in the creation of over two million meals for people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hannah Gallimore, Central England Co-op corporate responsibility manager, said: “We are proud of the amazing relationship we have had with such a great organisation for several years now and the reach and impact that these donations will have is further proof of the value of continuing to work together to help those in need during the summer months and beyond.”

Central England Co-op operates 240 stores across 16 counties.

 

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