Food waste from a British supermarket

Our leading supermarket chain in Britain is Tesco. Today, the BBC says that Tesco introduces measures to reduce food waste. ‘The statistics show that 68% of salad to be sold in bags is thrown out, 35% of it by customers.’

Of course Tesco is a retailer. Its job is to sell groceries. I wonder how much these new policies will turn out to make a difference to food waste. Or are they just window-dressing greenwash?


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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6 Responses to Food waste from a British supermarket

  1. EqFe says:

    Seems like a marketing gimmick to sell smaller bags of salad mix, no don’t for a higher cost per pound. Supermarkets serious about reducing waste, give the produce to food kitchens before it goes bad.

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  3. And why does Tesco care? The more food that is wasted the more they sell 😦

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