A public seminar to raise awareness of food waste and its impact on climate change is on Thursday March 4 at 2pm. The aim is to spark conversations around food waste and its impact on climate change.

Campaigners, researchers and charities will present their research and findings on topics such as the commercial side of food waste, how wasted food contributes to climate change, and what can be done to reduce waste.

The Government’s Environment Bill is delayed in Parliament and campaigners have claimed that Tory-led Wiltshire Council are falling behind on climate emergency commitments.

Aligning with Food Waste Action Week, the event is open to everyone to further the aims of Food Waste Action Week – to mitigate the devastating impact food waste has on the planet.

UK households produce around 70% of the UK’s 9.5 million tonnes of food waste every year and globally, if food waste was a country, it would be the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.