Response to Consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England

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September 2013

FDF supports the Government's proposed vision, in particular the emphasis on taking action throughout the product lifecycle to prevent waste and the need to manage waste that does arise in accordance with the waste hierarchy. We also welcome the approach to food waste where 'food waste is avoided wherever possible and good quality surplus food is used to feed people'. In 2010 FDF stated, as part of its wider sustainability aims developed as part of its Five-fold Environmental Ambition, that:

  • We will encourage the development of life-cycle thinking throughout the supply chain and try to remove systemic barriers to improving resource efficiency, from the sourcing of raw materials to the disposal of post-consumer waste
  • We will promote innovation and technology to reduce waste and extract maximum value from the resources we use and to help consumers get the most from our products.

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