Tackling retail waste: Overcoming the challenges of a circular economy
The circular economy principles of keeping resources in use for as long as possible and recovering and regenerating materials at the end of each lifecycle, are particularly relevant to grocery retailers who engage with perishable products throughout the supply chain. The UK government body responsible for waste initiatives, WRAP, estimates that 12 million tonnes of food waste is produced by UK households, hospitality and foodservice, food manufacturing and retail, and wholesale sectors; 75% of which is described as “avoidable”.
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