Publication - Strategy/plan

Food waste reduction: action plan

Published: 24 Apr 2019
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781787817821

Sets out how Scotland can work to deliver it's commitment to reduce food waste by 33% by 2025.

46 page PDF

1.7 MB

46 page PDF

1.7 MB

Contents
Food waste reduction: action plan
What success will look like

46 page PDF

1.7 MB

What success will look like

33% reduction in food waste in Scotland

A greater national understanding of the value of food and of its environmental impact

A 33% reduction in food waste in Scotland will result in the following benefits:

  • Food waste in Scotland will be reduced by 290,000 tonnes;
  • The Scottish economy will see a net benefit of nearly £2.7 billion;
  • Scotland's carbon footprint will reduce by 1.5%.
  • We will produce lower methane emissions as less food waste goes into landfill;
  • Scotland could realise 27 million tonnes of available bio-resources in Scotland;
  • A prospering and dynamic Scottish bio-economy;
  • A greater national understanding of the value of food and of its environmental impact.
  • A Scottish food culture that respects how food can impact our health, our wellbeing and our communities' cohesion.

Contact

Email: anne.dagg@gov.scot