Scotland: A Good Food Nation
Similar to other middle and high income nations, food waste in Scotland's food value chain is concentrated downstream post harvest. Interventions at the points of manufacturing, distribution and consumption have the greatest potential for strengthening our food system.
It's estimated that up to 20% of food produced in Scotland goes to waste. Businesses, particularly those in the food and drink sector, can contribute greatly to reversing this trend. A key first step, in order to identify the right sustainability strategy, is monitoring. By monitoring food waste by volume a business can determine the size of their food waste footprint. More robust monitoring that includes waste at the customer plate, food preparation, and storage (spoilage) can help to identify food waste hotspots.
Engaging Scotland's "Good Food Nation" policy can produce social, economic, and environmental benefits. Every step change toward a more sustainable food system counts. The food and drink sector has an important role to play. At i'mPerfect, we can help you identify the right sustainability strategies for your business to make its own contribution to the national objective of becoming a "Good Food Nation". Explore how we can work together.