Gove launches £15m food distribution scheme

The government has committed to setting up a £15m pilot food redistribution scheme aimed at reducing food waste in the UK

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The government estimates 100,000 tonnes of food is edible and readily available but goes uneaten

The government has committed to setting up a £15m pilot food redistribution scheme aimed at reducing food waste in the UK.

Making the announcement yesterday, the environment secretary Michael Gove said the scheme would be developed over the coming months in collaboration with businesses and charities. DEFRA says the scheme will launch in 2019/20 and draw on £15m of additional funding the Treasury has allocated it to tackle food waste.

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