Food Waste Signage Boards To Feature In Supermarkets

Figures from waste and recycling advisory organisation Wrap show that around 7.3 million tonnes of food waste was thrown away from households in the UK in 2015, up from the seven million tonnes binned back in 2012.

Wasting food is not only bad for the environment because it generates greenhouse gasses, but it’s also bad for people’s back pockets – which is why we’re sure that so many out there will appreciate UK supermarkets’ efforts to help them be less wasteful in the future.

According to the Daily Telegraph, shops like Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose will be displaying signage boards on site that bear slogans such as ‘one cup of rice feeds two people’ and ‘bread goes off faster in the fridge’. Food packaging will also carry these slogans, while supermarket websites will also help to drive the message home.

“We all have a role to play and despite a million-tonne fall in domestic food waste since 2007, there is clearly more we need to do. That is why we will continue to work with WRAP to support their new strategy to raise awareness, increase education and change people’s perceptions of food waste,” environment minister Thérèse Coffey was quoted by the news source as saying.

Aside from coming up with informative boards and signs, businesses could encourage people to waste less by working with staff on food waste prevention behaviours at home, training them up so they can encourage customers to waste less as well and by informing people when they’re purchasing the most wasted food and drink products about benefits and actions that could be taken.

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