M&S and Morrisons among retailers committing to new waste targets

M&S, Morrisons, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are among supermarkets which have committed to new sustainable targets. They have pledge to reduce food and drink waste as well greenhouse gas intensity by 20% […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

M&S, Morrisons, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are among supermarkets which have committed to new sustainable targets.

They have pledge to reduce food and drink waste as well greenhouse gas intensity by 20% each.

They will also reduce the impact associated with water use in the supply chain.

The supermarkets are among 59 firms and local authorities which have signed up to the new goals under the Courtauld Commitment 2025.

The inititative by UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP estimates that meeting the targets will deliver £20 billion worth of savings to the country’s economy.

It added businesses will save around £4 billion.

Dr Richard Swannell, Director of sustainable food systems at WRAP said: “The pressures of resource scarcity, population growth and our changing climate will have profound effects on our food supply in the coming years and business efficiency. To safeguard UK food we need a step-change to increase sustainable food and drink production and consumption, conserve resources and combat climate change. Courtauld 2025 will do this.”