Green Chemistry help explore ways of reducing food waste

Posted on 9 January 2017

Green Chemistry and the University of York are to lead a new research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.

Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK

The project, which received £800,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a joint collaboration between the universities of York, Loughborough and Nottingham.

Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing approximately 400,000 people with a turnover of £76 billion.

However, a staggering 9.9 million tonnes of food waste and food by-products are generated per year in the food industry alone, of which 56 per cent is considered unavoidable. 

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