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Food waste: Role of redistribution and innovation examined

30 November 2016

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds an oral evidence session with representatives from charities and manufacturing organisations as part of its inquiry into food waste.


Wednesday 30 November 2016, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15pm

  • Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive, FareShare  
  • Laura Hopper, Chief Executive Officer, Plan Zheroes
  • Vera Zakharov, Love Food Hate Waste, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

At 3.15pm

  • Jane Bickerstaffe, Director, The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment (INCPEN)
  • Dick Searle, Chief Executive, Packaging Federation
  • Ashley Munden, Managing Director, Europe-Middle East-Africa, InSinkErator

Purpose of the session

The session explores a number of themes including:

  • The amount of surplus food that is currently re-distributed
  • The barriers to greater re-distribution in England
  • How innovation can help reduce food waste in the home 

Further information

Image: PA