Date lodged: 17 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to achieve its target to reduce food waste by a third by 2025, and what assessment it has made of how effective these are.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 November 2016
We will shortly commence a series of wide-ranging stakeholder workshops to discuss what measures should be taken to achieve this ambitious target and to assess which options will be the most effective. These meetings will allow us to draw on the breadth of expertise and experience available across all of the involved parties, from consumers to food producers. As a first step, I announced last week the 2013 baseline for all food waste arisings in Scotland, the first time this has been calculated.