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In a report urging supermarkets to ditch 'buy one get one free' offers, the Lords EU Committee said the EU's efforts to reduce waste were "fragmented and untargeted" and called for the new European Commission to publish a five-year strategy
Supermarket "buy one get one free" offers encourage "excess consumption" according to a report on food waste by the Lords EU Committee.
Describing food waste in the EU and UK as "morally repugnant", the committee called on supermarkets to rethink the deals.
The report said that 15 million tonnes of food are dumped each year in the UK and at least 90 million tonnes across the EU as a whole.