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Food Waste Week

Food Waste Week


The University took part in the UK's first national week of action on wasting food from Monday 1 March - Sunday 7 March 2021.

Activities took place across the whole of the UK and linked organisations across the food supply chain and beyond to stop food going to waste and curb the contribution it makes towards climate change.

Christine Ennew, Provost said:

“The University of Warwick has declared a Climate Emergency and set net carbon goals for 2030 and 2050 as an integral part of our broader responsibility to protect our environment. As part of this work, we are committed to educating our staff and students about the circular economy and we are committed to reducing our waste, increasing reuse, recycling and recovery. Food has to be part of this – after all - we all eat and so many of us contribute to high levels of unnecessary food waste.

During Food Waste Action Week we engaged with our community through online events and through social media; working to educate and support research that will help us all to tackle food poverty and food waste.”

How the University has helped to prevent waste so far: