68% of Tesco salad 'wasted'

Tesco is dropping some food promotions after finding that two-thirds of produce grown for bagged salad is wasted.

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Collaborative action on food waste 'essential'

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) said collaborative action on food waste is "essential" if it is to be successfully reduced.

Unopened food from a domestic household thrown away in a dustbin. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Wrap director Richard Swannell said: "We welcome Tesco's approach to tackling food waste across their whole supply chain, and by identifying the hot spots they can tackle these areas effectively.

"Food waste is a global issue and collaborative action is essential if we are to successfully reduce food waste and reap the financial and environmental benefits of doing so."

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