Kellogg UK has announced an ambitious target to reduce organic waste resulting from the manufacture of its cereal products.

By 2030, the UK based Manchester-headquarters of the business has promised to cut its organic waste, which includes food waste – by 50% as part of its global ‘Better Days’ corporate commitment to reduce its impact on the planet.

Organic waste occurs during food production due to things like cleaning processes, quality control or changeover when making different products using the same equipment.

Typically food businesses generate different types of organic waste – some is still edible and can be put to good use and other not edible and ends up being used as animal feed or sent to make energy through anaerobic digestion.

“Our goal is to always prevent waste occurring in the first place.  That’s why today we are saying we are going to reduce the amount of organic waste we produce by half.  We are investing in training and new processes to help make this happen and is our top priority,” said Chris Silcock, Head of Kellogg UK.

Ambitious plan and a lot of work to be done!

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