USDA and EPA say six businesses and organizations are pledging to cut their food waste and loss by 50% by 2030.
In a release Tuesday, the two agencies said Browns Superstores, Compass Group, Giant Eagle, Hello Fresh, Las Vegas Sands, and The Wendy’s Company were all “stepping up to reduce food loss and waste.”
“The commitments made by these organizations in joining the Champions program will help propel the U.S. one step closer toward meeting the national goal of reducing food waste and loss 50 percent by 2030,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement.
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The six new Champions join the list of existing 2030 Champions, which include: Ahold Delhaize, Aramark, Blue Apron, Bon Appetit, Campbells, ConAgra, Farmstead, General Mills, Hilton, Kellogg’s, Kroger, Marley Spoon, MGM Resorts, Mom’s Organic Market, PepsiCo, Sodexo, Sprouts, Unilever, Walmart, Wegmans, Weis, Whitsons and Yum Brands.
According to government estimates, the value of food loss and waste for retailers and consumers each year is estimated to be over $161 billion, and food waste consumes 21% of the globe’s fresh water.
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