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Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030

Image: Leslie Main Johnson, abundant harvest-local apples, Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Food retailer Aldi has joined the Champions 12.3 coalition, a multi-stakeholder group aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ‘halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels’ by 2030.

Read more here. See also the Foodsource resource How are food losses and waste an environmental concern? and FCRN research library entries on food waste and surplus food.

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