Thornton’s Budgens on ITV Tonight Programme

Posted by on 18 Jan, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Thornton’s Budgens on ITV Tonight Programme!

We were on ITV Tonight programme (aired on Jan 17, 7:30pm) on the issue of food waste and how much supermarkets waste.

We put no food into landfill and our aim is to throw away no edible food.

We have an instore chef who reviews all products before they are reduced to clear. What he or his team can use they do, the rest is reduced.

What isn’t bought by customers and ‘expires’ is offered to one of our charity partners: the Crouch End store donates to the Muswell Hill Churches Soup Kitchen, and Belsize Park is currently rearranging their collections, with the aim of feeding the less fortunate.

Whatever is left after this or if it’s not fit for human consumption is composted at Food from the Sky, the farm on the roof of our store in Crouch End.

If for some reason there is still anything left over, our waste contractor turns it into electricity!

So hopefully you can see we’ve thought this through and take this very seriously.

 

 

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