Food waste at supermarkets has become somewhat of an accepted fact, a necessary evil reflective of a global supply-and-demand food system that's very hard to change.
However, U.K. supermarket giant Tesco has vowed to tackle the issue in small increments, announcing a series of changes to its operations that aims to reduce the amount of waste at its stores.
The chain commissioned research that reveals food waste figures for its operations for the first time, citing that nearly 60,000 tonnes of food are wasted by its suppliers and shoppers each year, reports The Guardian.
Specifically, 68 per cent of produce grown for bagged salad is thrown out. Thirty-five per cent of that is wasted in shoppers' homes. The retailer also discovered that 40 per cent of apples are wasted, in addition to just under half of bakery items.
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