Co-op plan radical change to reduce food waste.

It was interesting to read on the BBC website that the”Co-op sells food after ‘best before’ dates in waste crackdown”. Having read the article and understanding the difference between ‘best before’ and ‘Use by’ date on goods, this seems a perfectly reasonable thing to do. I was amazed to read that the UK throws away 7.3 million tonnes of food every year, so anything that can reduce that has to be a good move. No doubt the Co-op must have been doing a lot of planning to come up with this radical idea and it is interesting to note that they are trialling this in one region of the Co-op, which is a good way to test out a plan, rather than launching nationwide straight away.