Co-op to cut 500m tonnes of food waste by teaming up with charity
The Co-operative has signed a deal with FareShare after a successful trial saw 32m tonnes of surplus food passed to charities in 10 weeks
That’s err, 900,000 truck loads or so. In only 10 weeks.
And, err, 500 million tonnes is the total freight handling by all UK ports in a year.
The Co-op has been trialling the food charity project from a depot in Castlewood, Derbyshire, and in just 10 weeks has redistributed 32m tonnes of food from the depot, contributing towards 76,192 meals.
Fucking big meals, eh? Each meal being 420 tonnes?
OK, so, it’s obvious what’s happened. They mean 36 tonnes or so of food in 10 weeks, contributing to 76,000 meals of perhaps 450 grammes each. But, sadly, it gets worse:
The Co-op, M&S, Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose were responsible for 200,000 tonnes of food wastage in 2013, according to the BRC.
However, the supermarkets were only responsible for 1.3pc of the total 15m tonnes of food thrown away in the UK, as the bulk comes from household waste.
In the same article they tell us that supermarkets throw way 200k tonnes, while telling us that the Co Op alone will save 500m. And then that 15m is the total food waste of the whole country of which the Co Op will save 500m.
She’s not even read her own article, has she?