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Food agreement backed by Biffa

Biffa has backed WRAP’s hospitality and food service agreement by joining more than 100 other signatories to the agreement.

Companies already committed are the De Vere Group, Marstons, ISS, Mitie, QHotels, Compass Group UK & Ireland, Greggs, Sodexo and Adnams Brewery.

Biffa’s Julia Turnbull said the waste management company was the first from the sector to sign up. She said the strength of the agreement was that it linked the supply chain.

“By bringing the chain together to identify the solutions and deliver change further and faster; we can use our industry knowledge to help make this happen and help our customers deliver their commitments to the agreement,” she said.

“We plan to actively participate within the working groups, using our knowledge and understanding of waste management to find the right solutions” Turnbull added.

The sector wide voluntary agreement was launched by WRAP, on behalf of UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland governments in June.

It aims to cut food and associated packaging waste by 5%, the equivalent of approximately 100 million meals. It also aims to increase the overall rate of food and packaging waste that is being recycled, sent to AD or composted to 70%.

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