A total of 24 new organisations have committed to an initiative to make the Scottish food and drink industry more sustainable.
The latest signatories of the Courtauld 2025 commitment, which encourages collaboration amongst businesses to produce food and drink products more efficiently, include Scottish industry bodies Scotland Food & Drink and the Scotch Whisky Association.
Led by sustainability body WRAP and backed with funding from the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Scotland programme, the scheme aims to help achieve the national target of cutting food waste by a third by 2025.
After running for a year, the commitment now aims to improve in four main areas – encouraging organisations to show leadership on food waste, empowering the public, improving regulations and supporting new technologies.
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “Food waste is a global problem with serious environmental and social implications.
“The best way to tackle it, is to prevent it. As such Zero Waste Scotland’s focus is on making changes throughout our food system so we all waste less food.”