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Public Consultation on the Draft National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap

Organisation Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Date 24th March 2022 05:30 PM (GMT)

Food waste is a global problem that has environmental, social and economic consequences. Growing, processing and transporting food all uses significant amounts of resources.

The urgency and challenge of addressing food waste is highlighted at international level through Goal 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy sets out a number of commitments in relation to food waste prevention. These include working with a range of stakeholders to develop a Food Waste Prevention Roadmap that sets out a series of actions to deliver the reductions necessary to halve our food waste by 2030, meet any other related targets, and promote our transition to a circular economy.

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