Civica supports Food Waste Action Week

Civica is partnering with environmental charity WRAP to support the UK’s first national action week to tackle household food waste. The campaign aims to boost the message’ Wasting food feeds climate change’.

Running from 1st to 7th March, Food Waste Action Week is being delivered through WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste brand to mitigate the devastating impact food waste has on the planet. The charity is partnering with celebrity cook and former Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain to tackle food waste and help save the planet.

UK households produce around 70% of the UK’s 9.5m tonnes of food waste annually. Every day, an incredible 4.4m potatoes and 20m slices of bread are thrown out. When combined with food waste from commercial organisations, the figures are even more startling.  To tackle this, the campaign asks people to take part in the week’s challenge to make sure no edible food ends up in the bin.

Simon MacDowall, divisional MD of Civica, said: “We’re committed to supporting an improved and sustainable environment, including helping organisations to reduce waste. We’re proud to pledge our support to Food Waste Action Week. Our work with WRAP will increase awareness of the part we can all play – not only to the organisations we support, but through encouraging all our employees to take part at home too.”

Food Waste Action Week has the support of all UK governments and partner organisations across the UK. The campaign has 40 strategic partners from retailers, food manufacturers, hospitality and foodservice businesses, local authorities and electrical manufacturers.

To take part in the challenge, people are encouraged to share their top tips on Instagram using #FoodWasteActionChallenge and @lfhw_uk. Learn more at