Five of the country’s biggest retailers have signed up to a new charter aimed at reducing food waste.
The chains involved in the scheme include Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Supervalu, Centra, Spar and Mace.
They have agreed to make food waste prevention a priority and build awareness of the issue.
The average Irish family throws away €700 worth of food every year in Ireland.
Commenting, Giles Hurley Group Managing Director Aldi Ireland said: “Aldi is committed to tackling food waste in the retail industry. For example, through FoodCloud we work with hundreds of charitable groups across the country providing them with daily donations of surplus food and minimising waste. We have donated over 1 million meals to date, helping charities save €1.5m.”
“We are committed to minimising food waste and have now expanded the FoodCloud programme to all of our 130 stores nationwide, increasing our donations by 60%.”
“Aldi is delighted to support the Food Waste Charter and is looking forward to working with the wider retail industry and the Department to help reduce Ireland’s food waste.”
- Digital Desk