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Action needed on food waste

NORTHERN Ireland's economy could benefit from collective action on food waste, food and drink business leaders have been told. The conference on "realising the value of food" was organised by resource efficiency experts WRAP, Business in the Community and Northern Ireland Environment Link, and examined the true costs of food waste. WRAP research found the average family wastes around £60 of food a month. Its CEO Dr Liz Goodwin said: "Wasting food is quite literally wasting money, so I urge business and industry across Northern Ireland to work together to tackle this costly issue. The evidence suggests that building a more resource efficient circular economy will help us deliver a more sustainable future and I intend WRAP to be at the heart of delivering the vision here, in the UK and beyond."

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