Plan to target ‘scandal’ of 250m binned meals
The government has appointed a food waste champion to tackle the problem of 250m meals being thrown away in the UK each year.
Ben Elliot, a philanthropist and co-founder of the lifestyle group Quintessentially, will aim to help the government eliminate food waste going to landfill by 2030.
He was appointed to the unpaid, voluntary role by Michael Gove, the environment secretary, who described food waste as “an economic, environmental and moral scandal”. Elliot will also support consultations on the introduction of mandatory food waste reduction targets and redistribution obligations.