Tesco has said it will tackle food waste in tens of thousands of its stores by distributing more unsold food to people in need through the charity FoodShare.
Over 55,000 tonnes of food was thrown away at Tesco stores and distribution centres in the last year, of which 30,000 could have been eaten. Most of that comes from the bakery, while fresh fruit and vegetables as well as pre-made food like salads and sandwiches are also frequently thrown away.
Tesco and other stores have tried to cut down on the waste by working with a charity called FoodShare to distribute food they cannot sell among those in need. Now Tesco is the first supermarket to make use of a cloud-based app service to streamline the service.
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