SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has joined over 180 businesses in signing up to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, led by WRAP and IGD.
The initiative was launched to help businesses reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. Suez has joined the initiative as an enabling partner to use its skills and resources as a UK waste and water recycling and recovery business to help customers to meet their targets. Using its expertise in the sector, Suez will be able to audit and identify potential reductions across all waste streams, offering solutions to business and industry.
“I am delighted to welcome Suez as the newest signatory to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap,” said Peter Maddox, WRAP director. “Suez has an important role to play in helping to both raise awareness of the issue of food waste, and in helping to mitigate against the problem by engaging with its client base.”
WRAP estimates that 9.5 million tonnes of food and drink are wasted every year, worth approximately £19 billion (€21.7 billion). The waste also comes with an environmental cost from the energy, water and emissions associated with processing, packing, transporting and treating food waste.
“The 2023 deadline for separate food waste collections and the 2030 ban on food waste to landfill are drawing nearer, focussing the mind of business on reducing food waste across the supply chain,” said David Wood, marketing development manager for Suez.
Ben Harding, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions’ UK and Ireland growth team leader for the company’s food and beverage mid-markets, said: “We share WRAP’s ambition to halve food waste by 2030 and are delighted to combine our expertise in water and waste to support businesses in identifying targeted actions to reduce food waste in all forms.”