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Supermarkets: British Overseas Territories

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commission research into the operation of zero-waste grocery shops in overseas territories to identify potential benefits that such shops could bring to the UK.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We do not intend to commission research into this. Manufacturing and retail supply chain food and packaging waste has reduced by 7.4% between 2009 and 2012, and a further 3% by 2015 by signatories under the previous Courtauld agreements. Under Courtauld 2025, we have a target to reduce total UK food waste by a further 20% by 2025.

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