ARCHIVE: Champions' Group: Waste management
An Industry led Champions’ Group was formed to identify how the food industry can contribute to sustainable waste management. The group was made up of representatives from industry, government and the third sector. The starting point for the work of this group was the key action point on waste management which can be found on page 44 of the Strategy Document (see also below).
The Groups’ final report can be found below.
- ‘Scoping studies to identify opportunities for improving resource use efficiency and for reducing waste through the food production chain’ by AEA Technology
The food industry needs to contribute to sustainable waste management through:
- continuing to play its full part in the domestic packaging regime;
- reducing the food manufacturing industry’s own wastes by 15-20% by 2010;
- contributing constructively to Defra’s and WRAP’s work with retailers and the food industry in relation to consumer information and behaviour, supermarket recycling, and product and packaging design.
A process of discussion between Government and industry will be instituted to determine the most effective way to carry through these objectives, including the establishment of better base data. This will report by early 2007.
modified: 07 February 2008
Page published: 10 November 2006