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Wasted Food: it’s a Crying Shame!  


Preventing Food Waste and helping to tackle the surplus in the South West 
As a nation, the UK continues to waste a shocking amount of good, edible food. For many people, food wastage is immoral and just plain wrong, but in addition there are also significant cost and carbon related impacts.


Which sector / who is responsible for this wastage and why?


What can be done?


Despite some recent good progress and collaborative working such as the UK’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap in preventing waste and tacking the surplus (especially distribution to charities) much more needs to be done in order to meet global Sustainable Development Goals. The expert panel of speakers will discuss:

• National policy, data and trends;

• Innovative local authority funded projects;  

• Case Studies featuring:

        o Successful food waste prevention and redistribution schemes operating

            in the SW; and

        o Major SW food companies/retailers that are helping to tackle the

            problem. As professional resource and waste managers, how can we

            work together to prevent and reduce surplus food waste in our region?


We are pleased to be bringing this webinar to you in association with the Chartered Institute of Waste Management.

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Hello & Welcome

SWWRF brings together representatives from local authorities, private organisations, waste partnerships and public authorities based in the South West, who all have a specialist interest in recycling and waste issues.


We meet every three months to share ideas, information and best practice about reducing, reusing and recycling municipal and commercial waste. We also hold an annual conference and develop working groups and partnerships to work on joint projects.


Non-members are welcome to attend the conference at a charge of £50 per person.


Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact us in the membership section of the website. 

The event agenda and booking details can be found on our events page.

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