All wrapped up

Brakes, the UK’s leading foodservice wholesaler, has become the first foodservice wholesaler to sign up to WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact, furthering its commitment to lead the foodservice industry in reducing its environmental impact.

The decision to join WRAP is a natural extension of Brakes recently launched 2ZERO20 campaign, which announced an intention to eliminate all problematic non-recyclable hard black plastics from its own brand products by the end of 2020, and will see Brakes continue to lead the foodservice industry in identifying solutions that have a sector as well as business benefit.

The use of the most environmentally damaging plastics (including single use and hard black plastics that cannot be recycled) could soon be a thing of the past in schools, hospitals, pubs and restaurants following an announcement by Brakes, the UK’s leading delivered wholesaler, to drastically reduce the use of these plastics in its supply chain.

 

 

Launch of Future Food

 Children’s Inquiry at the Brakes UK Child Food Insecurity Forum. Protecting children from the scourge of hunger, particularly through the school holidays, was front of mind as politicians, charities and industry gathered for the 3rd Brakes UK Child Food Insecurity Forum.

Meals & More was created to ensure that children do not go hungry, particularly in the holidays when there is a lack of structured help. It is driven by Brakes and 30 of its suppliers, who supported 42 clubs in some of the most deprived areas of the UK in 2016, providing around 10,000 nutritious meals in the summer holidays alone to almost 2,000 children, and holiday activities for those children who normally benefit from free school meals.

Leading environmental waste management company ACM Environmental Plc is delighted to announce that Brakes, one of the UK’s best-known food suppliers to the foodservice industry, has been awarded a Greener Path Award for Landfill Diversion – for consistently achieving 0% waste to landfill across multiple sites in the UK since July 2016.

Millions of UK schoolchildren, hospital patients, workplaces and restaurant diners are to be served only demonstrably sustainable fish, thanks to the pledge signed today by Brakes, the UK's largest food wholesale supplier [2]. The Sustainable Fish Cities pledge commits Brakes to a suite of measures which will ensure that all their general sale, own brand fish and seafood products are from verifiably sustainable sources [3]; protecting precious marine environments and supporting sustainable fishermen and farmers. 

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