Working at all stages from farm to fork to improve efficiency and productivity, minimise waste, protect natural assets and reduce global warming.
It is widely recognised that meat production is a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 400,000 tonnes of meat is wasted in the UK every year, mostly at home.
Meat in a Net Zero World aims to make the UK meat industry a world-leading example of efficient and sustainable meat production and supply.
Progress and highlights 2021-22
Actions taken this year by Courtauld 2030, including Food Waste Reduction Roadmap businesses, include:
- Producer and processor signatories of Courtauld 2030 show a year-on-year reduction in reported waste levels*
- The number of reporting sites has increased by approx. 33% in the past year*.
- Increased support and sponsorship for WRAP’s Food Waste Action Week.
- Reducing Category 3 waste levels through upgrading to Category 1.
Actions taken this year on citizen food waste include:
- WRAP has commissioned in-depth citizen research, last conducted at this scale nearly ten years ago.
- The latest iteration of ongoing research from WRAP shows that meat waste in the home, using chicken as a proxy, remains fairly steady, although economic circumstances may be expected to lead to a reduction.
*based on businesses who submitted data as of 31st August 2022
Meat in a Net Zero World supporters who are also Courtauld 2030 signatories have access to three working groups which focus on addressing barriers and driving action towards the targets:
- Livestock & Feed
- Hospitality and Food Service Meat Waste Reduction
- Halving Meat Waste at Home
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Meat in a Net Zero world Annual Progress Summary 2021-22
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