Author: Hollie Menzies

Reducing Food waste

With the issue of food waste in the UK on everyone’s conscience, there has been a decrease year on year with the amount of waste being produced. However, research has shown 1.9 million tonnes of food is wasted by the food industry every year in the UK but this food can be recycled into good use.

It’s important for us to do what we can to reduce our food waste within our manufacturing processes. Like most food manufacturers there will be some products that just don’t make the cut!

Rejected wrapped products are fully-manufactured bars that are still safe for human consumption but didn’t quite make the final cut to be shipped and sold. This could mean that either the packaging did not meet our high standard of quality, or the final weight of the bar was incorrect. These rejects are weighed and either donated to charities where they are mainly distributed across the UK and Africa or they are turned into electrical energy by incineration, which has been over 24 tonnes of recycled waste over the past year! We also support local charities where possible and are always looking for environmentally-friendly alternatives. We carry a very high standard for our products and although some products might not be fit for retail, that doesn’t mean it has to go to waste!

Giving back

Over the past year, Food Connections has given food to charities in the UK and oversea countries – to the people who need it most! We also hope that any additional waste created helps towards generating your kettle for that morning brew!

To learn more about how you can make a difference click the link below:

https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/how-is-it-recycled/food-waste