Supermarkets could be fined for food waste, Gove says

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has urged supermarkets to commit to halving food waste by 2030 or risk facing Government fines.

Supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose are among the 300 food companies which have teamed up with the Government on the initiative.

Speaking at the Step Up to the Plate event in London yesterday, Gove said the food waste problem in the UK is an “environmental, economic and moral scandal”.

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