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Reducing food packaging will not solve waste problem

Reducing food packaging will not solve the problems of diverting waste from landfill, says a Department for Education, and Rural Affairs (Defra) official. The issue of food packaging has become a hot topic as of late, as major supermarkets have pledged to reduce packaging, although many consumers and critics believe that more can be done. Speaking at a food waste conference held at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), Defras head of sustainable development ...