Meade Potato Company's waste prevention programme was rewarded recently when we received the Repak Food Waste Management Award and went on to win the overall Pakman Award 2016.
Our food waste prevention programme is conducted on two fronts - channelling our food effectively to avoid waste and also educating consumers so that the end user is less likely to waste fresh produce. By ensuring that we have suitable markets for all our produce - retailers, processors, community food banks and last resort as stockfeed, we have achieved zero food waste.
Our consumer awareness efforts are centred around working with waste prevention advocacy groups like foodcloud, VOICE/Food Rescue and Feed the 5000 on special events and by posting food waste prevention tips on social media and our website. We have plans to expand our website waste prevention section, and look forward to working with Repak, as well as Bord Bia's Origin Green programme, in future to discover further ways of protecting our resources.