Supermarkets claim to produce ‘very little’ food waste

Major supermarkets produced 1% of UK food waste in 2013, although Tesco says retailers also share responsibility for food wasted on farms, during manufacturing and in the home

New figures suggest supermarkets are responsible for around 1% of UK food waste (photograph: satina/123RF)Leading supermarkets Asda, Co-operative, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose together produced 200,000 tonnes of food waste in 2013.

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