20 Apr '17, 9pm

FairPrice's bid to cut food waste pays off

Efforts to curb food waste at NTUC FairPrice have borne fruit - the supermarket chain discarded 48 tonnes less food between 2015 and last year. Food wastage at the supermarket stood at 1,278 tonnes last year, down from 1,326 tonnes in 2015. To reduce wastage, the supermarket chain sold imperfect fruits and vegetables at a discount, and donated unsold canned food to the needy. FairPrice, Singapore's biggest supermarket chain with more than 120 stores, also came up with its own food-waste index, which measures total food waste generated over total retail space. Between 2015 and last year, it dropped from 6.9kg per sq m to 6.3kg per sq m. "Food waste reduction remains a key priority in our commitment towards our sustainability efforts," said FairPrice chief executive Seah Kian Peng in a statement yesterday. "As we commemorate Earth Day this weekend, these latest results, whic...

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