Anyone seen the Tesco Ad in the UK. You can take food back if you change your mind about a purchase. That means it will go straight in a skip as they can't put it back on the shelf. Boycott Tesco Now Lets make a protest get organised and show those that haven't caught on the appalling waste of food.
Gaynor I've seen the huge skips outside, full to brim of food, it's disgusting, when people are using food banks, shame on them llanrog, x
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 17:45:19
Equality333 Ah it shocking so many homeless and people without food. They even spray the food with blue dye so peope can’t eat it. This needs to be addressed but the poeple need to get together to create resilience
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 18:32:41
[deleted user] Maybe we could organize an email campaign and bombard them with complaints what does everyone think.
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 18:53:14
Equality333 Sounds like a good plan! Maybe we should get them to give old food to homeless or local food outlets free! There is a pub in lancaster that uses this method and supplies free food to anyone :)
[deleted user] Okay lets do it. We need to check terms and conditions of the deal on offer to make sure there our no exclusions or that they have anticipated this reaction and put in place some measures to combat them. Unfortunately I am away till Friday but I can check in on my mobile.
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 19:56:53
Equality333 I’m in. I would check but i’m not very bussiness savy is there anyone on here who has a business background who can cast an eye over it? Are we going to write a set email or our own individual one with guidelines?
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 19:58:58
[deleted user] We will have to decide which is best. I think we all need to send individual emails. Lets try to involve everyone in the full circle they don't actually need to live in the UK. I agree we need some guidelines or a template
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 20:49:49
Equality333 Yer sure a template will be good where would we put it to involve all of full circle?
Lula We were thinking to propose the idea of a 'clinic' within the symposiums/hangouts to take some of these situations as 'case studies' and examine various strategies... there is already the case Spear sent a few days ago about the corruption in the schools department, then there are some other issues people are bringing to the table, and here is another.... how would that be? i'm sure we would soon see a pattern arising, and also could call upon the wider community for brainstorming. Sound like a plan? Plenty to get our teeth into!
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 22:01:16
[deleted user] I have check the Tesco site it has a simple form of the terms and conditions but not very revealing. I have emailed them as a concerned shopper (LOL) so I will wait their response.
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 22:11:21
[deleted user] The clinic is a good idea. Lets put our heads together. I think if we could get an official response to the question of what happens to the returned goods we could then all of us approach our local stores and ask them and take photos if need be to see if official policy is being implemented .
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 22:29:52
Rach Some very fantastic ideas here and I like being able to be involved even though I don't physically live in the UK. Spiritually speaking ALL countries are my home.
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 04:00:19
Rach So disgusting that they can toss food out like that and they know that there are hungry people on the streets who would happily take the food and no charge at all to the business.
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 04:03:23
[deleted user] As we said we would look into the details. It would appear Tesco have a policy in place to pass on unsold food to Charities. Now that is an official stance and is commendable but it is still worth while to see if this is being implemented on the ground.
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 09:18:09
Equality333 Yes but I think the policy needs to be confirmed and do they actually do it in practice? Maybe they need to push this so charites are aware of it and can in turn benifit from it. I know France have bought in some good law makeing sure food waste is reduced. If Tesco are actually keeping to their policy then lets push to make it public knowledge and also extend it to the homless community.
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 11:36:51
Equality333 And Lula I love the sounds of the ‘clinic’.. lets get it moving :)
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 11:37:24
Rach It sounds good on paper the way Tesco would have the public believe. I would be very interested to hear if they really do follow through with their policy or is it just there to look good? To me it doesnt look good for them especially if they are known to poison the food that goes in the skip bin.
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 11:47:21
Oz Don't just get mad, get feeding! This is a great project, a global, organic network of pay as you feel cafes who divert food destined for waste and use it to create delicious and healthy meals. http://therealjunkfoodproject.org/…
Sunday 30 October 2016, 21:45:32
[deleted user] Hi Oz It did indeed feel like I was digging to find the dirt on this project and this led me to stop looking into it. But I still feel its like we are all getting more and more unhealthy but the answer is to just prescribe us more drugs making more profit for someone instead of dealing with the cause. I will look into your link and thanks for the comment. Peace.