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Tesco Makes Its Food Waste Pilot Project Official

March 12, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Following a successful six-month, 14-store pilot program, British grocery chain Tesco has finalized a plan to donate all unsold food to 5,000 charities in an effort to eradicate food waste from its stores and distribution centers by 2017. During the test, the Community Food Connection program resulted in delivery of more than 22 tons of food to needy people – approximately 50,000 meals. The company acknowledged it had discarded more than 55,000 tons of food last year. The Tesco initiative follows a similar effort by the Morrisons grocery chain.
Caroline Mortimer, "Tesco to give all unsold food to charity after finalising deal", Independent, March 12, 2016, © independent.co.uk.
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