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Next steps in the fight against food waste

Next steps in the fight against food waste

What actions should Parliament and the Government take to reduce food waste?

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has recently published its inquiry into food waste in England.

They make a number of recommendations as to how food waste policy can be improved, including, among others, the adoption of a national food waste target and the introduction of requirements for large food retailers to publish food waste data.

This event, chaired by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington (Trustee of WRAP) was a panel discussion which aims to scrutinise the recommendations made by the EFRA Committee’s inquiry.

This policy paper has been produced as a follow-up to this event - it summarises the discussion and identifies key next steps for food waste policy. 


Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Conservative Peer and Vice-Chair of the APPG on Food Waste

Neil Parish MP, former Chair of the EFRA Commmittee and Member for Tiverton and Honiton

Kerry McCarthy MP, Chair of the APPG on Food Waste and former Member of the EFRA Committee

Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

Tim Smith, Group Quality Director, Tesco

Mark Varney, Director of Food, FareShare

Dr Julian Parfitt, ‎Resource Policy Advisor & Practice Leader, Anthesis Group