The UK’s food and drink industry has made significant strides toward meeting the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) Ambition 2025.
According to the FDF’s 2016 Environment Ambition Progress Report, members of the organisation reported a 46 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions when compared to a 1990 baseline. The FDF have targeted manufacturers to achieve a 55 per cent reduction by 2025.
Since 2007, the Food and Drink Federation’s Five-Fold Environmental Ambition 2025 (FEA) has been a guide through which food and drink manufacturers have delivered major improvements in efficiency. The five ambition includes:
- Achieve a 55% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025 against a 1990 baseline
- Send zero food waste to landfill from members’ direct operations from 2016 and beyond
- Reduce the environmental impact of our members’ transport operations, whether from own fleet operations or third party
- Contribute to an industry-wide target to reduce water use by 20% by 2020 compared to 2007
- Minimise the impact of used packaging associated with food and drink products
Members of the FDF are well on course to meet the reduction in CO2 emissions, and if current improvements continue, members are likely to surpass the 55 per cent reduction target.
The target to reduce water consumption has already been met with FDF members achieving 30.1 per cent less than the 2007 baseline. The latest survey also shows that zero food and packaging waste was sent to landfill in 2015.
If you are looking to improve the amount of waste sent to landfill in your business, JNL can work with members and non-members of FDF. Our waste collection services give businesses peace of mind that their waste is being used to help the environment rather than being dumped on a landfill site. At JNL, we pick up and transport your waste to a facility that will use it for good causes.
From providing specially designed storage units on site to collections for off-site disposal, we offer an end to end waste solution service that is professional and friendly. For more information call 01933 410 789.