This week Michael Gove unveiled a £15 million plan to crack down on food waste by diverting surplus food out of the supply chain to charities.
Whether you think the plan is half-baked or the solution to slash the 10.2 million tonnes of food wasted every year – 1.8 million tonnes of which is a result of food manufacture – other fresh plans are also hitting the street this month.
One of those is Gail’s bakery’s waste bread – the UK’s first loaf made from leftover bread.
Fantastic to hear the UK government will be focusing on reducing the 250,000 tonnes of food waste from retailers and manufacturers next year https://t.co/LTcOYl6PL7#wastenot#foodwaste
— GAIL's Bakery (@GAILsBakery) October 2, 2018
The Waste Bread is a sourdough that turns surplus bread into a porridge to be added into dough to create a fresh loaf. The innovative process means that each loaf has a different taste depending on the previous day’s leftovers.
It is not cheap at £4.20 a loaf, but the thick-crust bread is set to be rolled out across 43 of Gail’s bakeries in London and the south east on October 11.