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Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment

Tackling food waste in the US

WRAP is working alongside partners the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), ReFED and Cascadia, providing technical support and guidance on initiating and running the agreement.
The agreement calls on food retailers, supply chain partners, manufacturers and hospitality and food service sector to take collaborative action to tackle food waste.

The Pacific Coast of North America is home to 55 million people and is the world’s fifth largest economy with a combined GDP of $3 trillion.  

The Pacific Coast Collaborative initiated an ambitious Voluntary Agreement – the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment – that aims to reduce food waste in the supply chain across the region. 

WRAP is working alongside partners the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), ReFED and Cascadia, providing technical support and guidance on initiating and running the agreement.
The agreement calls on food retailers, supply chain partners, manufacturers and hospitality and food service sector to take collaborative action to tackle food waste. The aims of the voluntary agreement are to:
    

  • Reduce food waste in the region by at least 50% by 2030;
  • Measure progress towards the target through food waste measurement and a sector wide reporting against a baseline;
  • Facilitate pre-competitive and collaborative working groups with the sector to share lessons learned and best practices, and to develop solutions to collective challenges;
  • Implement meaningful actions through the working groups and participating organisations that reduce wasted food, and achieve annual reporting goals.

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