The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has arranged a number of industry partnerships to promote research into reducing damage and wastage of food and drink products throughout the supply chain.
The partnerships will research and develop category-specific innovations in manufacturing, packaging, storage, distribution and retail, as well as looking into consumer behaviour.
The research is being led by Adare, Campden BRI, East Malling Research, Giraffe Innovation and Premier Foods, with Asda, Co-operative, Sainsbury’s, Somerfield and Tesco each involved with a project.
The findings, due later this year, will be used as part of WRAP's ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign aimed at helping consumers save money by reducing waste, and if successful, should help to reduce costs for businesses and consumers, improve efficiency and quality, and reduce the environmental impact of the food and drink industry.
Retail Supply Chain Programme Manager at WRAP, Charlotte Henderson, said:
“This innovative research, which spans the entire supply chain through to the consumer, will reduce costs and waste for retailers and food manufacturers.
“We’ll be sharing these results with industry from late 2009 and throughout 2010 and we’re excited by the potential to deliver real change for the grocery sector, as well as helping consumers save money.”
Posted under Material and Packaging Efficiency and Food and Drink on 3 September 2009