Food Waste Reduction: Ten Minute Rule

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Hi Everyone,

On Wednesday 9 September at approximately 12.30, Kerry McCarthy MP will be raising the issue of food waste in a ten-minute rule motion.

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Details of the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make provision for a scheme to establish incentives to implement and encourage observance of the food waste reduction hierarchy; to encourage individuals, businesses and public bodies to reduce the amount of food they waste; to require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their food waste by no less than 30 per cent by 2025 and to enter into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations; to require large supermarkets and food manufacturers to disclose levels of food waste in their supply chain; and for connected purposes.

Further Information
The House of Commons Library have produced a briefing paper on food waste.

Food Waste
Households produce the largest amounts of food waste in the UK. The scale of the problem has been set in recent Parliamentary reports and debates. This note describes further the scale and implications of food waste, and sets out industry and other responses to tackle it.
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