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Mark Pawsey MP draws attention to families wasting food worth £270 each year

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013

On Thursday 7th March, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey asked the Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley MP, in the Chamber of the House of Commons, for a debate on the importance of Food Packaging. Mark’s request comes after he led the Parliamentary launch of the new ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’, ‘Fresher for Longer’ campaign.

Speaking afterwards, Mark said:

“Having spent twenty five years running a business in Rugby supplying packaging too the food industry, I was pleased to have the opportunity to raise the new ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign in the House of Commons”.

Mark continued:

“Through the campaign I was staggered to hear that the average family throws away food that is worth £270 each and every year. That is a substantial figure. I wholeheartedly welcome any new initiative that looks to make it easier for people to store their food more efficiently”.

Mark concluded: 

“One of the main points that the campaign is really looking to highlight is that effective use of packaging will extend the life of the food we buy. Because of this I encourage everyone to retain the packaging food was bought in and re-seal it where possible while having regard for the best place for different food items to be stored.”