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Milk Roadmap On Track

21 May 2010

UK - The dairy supply chain is firmly on track to meet its 2010 targets set out in the Milk Roadmap following a meeting of the Roadmap taskforce last week to review progress.

Based on the positive results presented by each part of the chain, the group has also reviewed its 2015 and 2020 targets to ensure that they remain relevant and challenging.

Chairman of the Milk Roadmap Taskforce and Chairman of DairyCo, Tim Bennett, said: “The success of the Roadmap demonstrates the huge commitment and co-operation that is taking place between producers, processors, and retailers.”

“As a farmer myself I know how ambitious the Milk Roadmap targets are for producers, so I am extremely impressed and proud that dairy farmers have responded so positively to the goals that we’ve set, which make economic and environmental sense.”

Highlighting the progress of the processing sector, Jim Begg, Dairy UK Director General, said: “Processors have also clearly prioritised the environmental agenda and are well on their way to meeting or beating their 2010 targets. Already 85 per cent of plastic milk bottles are meeting the 10 per cent recycled material target while processors have continued to improvement energy efficiency.”

Hayley Campbell Gibbons, Chief Dairy Adviser for the National Farmers' Union (NFU), added: “By constantly reviewing and revising our ‘green’ targets the dairy industry is way ahead of other food sectors and non-agricultural industries when it comes to striking the right balance between maximising productivity and minimising environmental impacts.”

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