Impose targets on UK businesses to reduce food waste by 50% by 2020.
Why is this important?
In the UK alone we waste over 7 billion tonnes of food.
Most of which can be eaten and is perfectly fit for human consumption however many companies don’t do this due to: A the cost of processing and transporting this food to food banks, or B they won’t give it away for fear of legal repucussions.
I want to see a change in government policy that impose strict fines on companies that waste over proposed targets.
And promote and support companies giving away food to food banks and other charitable causes.