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Food and drink manufacturers slash CO2 emissions

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in the UK have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 35% - way ahead of the original target date of 2020.

A report published today shows that the target was reached against the 1990 baseline, with emissions falling by 664,000 tonnes of CO2.

The FDF Five-fold Environmental Ambition progress report details major improvements in sustainability performance in food and drink manufacturing operations since 2007.

In addition to achieving the CO2 target, the industry has reduced water use by 15.6% and delivered a 4.5% reduction in the carbon impact of packaging against the 2015 zero increase target of the WRAP Courtauld Commitment.

On waste, FDF members have reduced food and packaging waste sent to landfill to just 3% and are now focusing on further reducing mixed waste to reach the zero waste to landfill target by the end of 2015.

Check out the full report here.


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Food and Drink Federation | UK & NI Ireland | Carbon Emissions

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