The development of an action plan to cut food waste has begun following a meeting involving a number of industry stakeholders.
Initiated by WRAP, a meeting has been held in Birmingham to maximise the amount of household and commercial food waste collected and recycled in England.
The meeting was chaired by Resource Association chief executive Ray Georgeson (pictured) and discussed themes including improving communications, improving existing collections, and alternative contractual arrangements.
Representatives from waste treatment operators, local authorities, private sector waste collectors and industry bodies attended the meeting.
Ray Georgeson said: “There was a real energy and enthusiasm from everyone in the room to work together to assess carefully where we have got to and then identify the important next steps to improve food waste recycling performance.
“I’m confident that by working more closely across the supply chain, identifying current barriers, and finding ways to overcome these as cost effectively as possible for all involved, we can find the best ways forward and increase the amount of food waste we currently recycle.
“I’m delighted to be chairing the steering group and looking forward to working with such a committed team from across the sector.”