Food Waste & The Environment






Sell by date, best before dates, 
and use by dates:

  • 'Best before' dates relate to food quality, including taste, texture and appearance. 
  • It ensures that consumers buy at peak of freshness. 
  • Food just past its 'best before' date is not at peak of freshness but still safe is unlikely to be harmful.

      Food donation and diversion 
   captures wasted economic value                
  • Food banks pick up donated food in refrigerated trucks
  • Businesses save disposal costs
  • Gain potential tax benefits
  • Help their community & gain customer loyalty                         
  • The value of wasted food is $31,000,000,000
  • Recovery of just 20% of wasted food would feed 25 million people daily