Food waste is a big problem globally and around 1/3 of all that is grown never gets eaten. In addition to this, food waste has a significant water and carbon footprint and if it was a country would be the third largest CO2 emitter after China and the USA. At M&S we are committed to tackling food waste, reducing the amount we create and playing our part in addressing this. Our approach is to look across the value chain from field to fork working with our suppliers and our customers as well as within our own operations (to read more about our policies, click here).
In the UK, about 50% of food waste that arises does so in customers’ homes. M&S are committed to helping our customers to reduce their food waste through a number of initiatives. To find out more about our fresher for longer campaign and the work we are doing on packaging to help extend product life click here. We have supported the work of Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) for many years and in 2014 committed to supporting their ten sustainable cities initiative sponsoring the city of Greater Manchester. This page is dedicated to the work we do on helping to reduce household food waste and provide you with hints and tips on how to do your part to reduce food waste in the home which is estimated to cost consumers around £600 per year (for the average family).