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WRAP research: Waste mapping in chilled and prepared foods sector

A new research led by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) will calculate the amount of waste in the UK retail supply chain for pre-prepared food and identify how this can be reduced.
A new research led by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) will calculate the amount of waste in the UK retail supply chain for pre-prepared food and identify how this can be reduced. Covering four representative products - sandwiches, pizza, quiche and ready meals - the research will develop detailed 'resource maps' to highlight the amount of food and packaging waste generated for each product type at key stages in the chilled and frozen supply chains. It will also calculate the associated carbon emissions and economic impact, as well as detailing the amount of water used and disposed of during the manufacture of these products. Best practice guidance covering storage, handling and packaging will then be produced to enable companies in the pre-prepared food categories to benchmark themselves against data and maximise opportunities for achieving environmental benefits and cost savings. For more information see here.
 

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