UK Must Remain Part OF EU Food Waste Platform After Brexit

refood-foodwaste-platformThe UK must remain part of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste after Brexit, anaerobic digestion firm, ReFood, says, or create legislative equivalents to make sure we maintain our focus on food waste.

The EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, which launched in November 2016, seeks to improve communication between member states on tackling food waste. However, ReFood warns UK involvement must continue beyond Brexit.

ReFood says it has the potential to promote food waste co-operation across the EU.

Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, said: “It’s through the collaboration of ideas and sharing of best practice that the most impact can be made in regards to waste management. It’s encouraging to see leadership in tackling this issue and the Platform comprises true decision makers with real teeth from

“It’s encouraging to see leadership in tackling this issue and the Platform comprises true decision makers with real teeth from member states, EU bodies, NGOs and key players across the supply chain.

“However, as the UK faces Brexit, it is imperative that we continue to be part of the Platform or create legislative equivalents to make sure we maintain our focus on food waste”

“However, as the UK faces Brexit, it is imperative that we continue to be part of the Platform or create legislative equivalents to make sure we maintain our focus on food waste.

“This will allow us to capitalise on the significant economic and sustainable benefits of food waste recycling.”

WRAP figures released yesterday (10 January) show £13bn of edible food was needlessly thrown away from homes in 2015.

The latest results reveal that 7.3m tonnes of food is wasted, which if prevented, would have the environmental benefit of taking one in four cars off the road.

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