The grocery and packaging sectors reduced food and packaging waste by 1.7 million tonnes which equates to 4.8 million tonnes of CO2 under the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 agreement. The final results from WRAP, show significant progress has been made. The supply chain target has been exceeded, the packaging target has been met and the household food waste target narrowly missed. Phase 2 results show that:
The average UK household throws away the equivalent of six meals every week, according to a new report by WRAP costing us as a nation £12.5 billion a year, or almost £60 a month to the average family, despite a significant drive to reduce food waste.
A message just in from Mrs Mo (AKA Jo Stephenson): I've registered LINPAC Packaging’s Moustache Heroes with Movember to raise funds and awareness for men's health. It's going to be a hairy journey and I want you to be part of it! If you feel as strongly as I do about changing the face of men's health, enlist for Movember and join my team now here. Also send around to your colleagues, friends and families, male or female, to join and/or donate.
Alan Davey, our Director of Innovation, recently wrote a piece for Retail Times on food waste and why retailers, manufacturers and the packaging industry should work together to cut wastage across the supply chain. Read it here in full.
Our sister company Infia, a leading company in plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables, knows the potential of the Asian market very well - having attended Asia Fruit Logistica exhibition regularly since 2007. This week our colleagues from Infia will be attending this years’ Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong on September 4-6 to show of its innovative products to fresh fruit suppliers and retailers in the Far East and Oceania.
Following on from our recent post on the blog about Tesco’s admission that 28,500 tonnes of food was wasted in its stores and distribution centres in the first six months of this year alone come further news that the big waste problem in the UK is with consumers.
Despite the launch of the Tesco and Society campaign in May, partly aimed at reducing food waste, figures released on today show 28,500 tonnes of food was wasted in Tesco’s stores and distribution centres in the first six months of this year alone. A quarter of grapes supplied to the supermarket giant were never eaten, along with 40 per cent of apples and 20 per cent of bananas.
We are delighted to announce that we have further strengthened our commercial partnership with the Featherstone Rovers and will be the main shirt sponsor in 2014 on both the home and away playing shirt as well as replicas. LINPAC’s name first appeared on the Featherstone Rovers shirt in 1981/1982 in the first ever shirt sponsorship deal in Rugby League and we were the main sponsor of the club until 1989.
Last week our Vice President Marketing and Innovation Jo Stephenson and Rajesh Tandon, New Business Development Manager, attended the NACS conference on the Future of International Convenience 2013. Jo and Rajesh met a lot of interesting people from a wide range of sectors but one meeting got us thinking about how the nature of convenience shopping was changing.
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