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WRAP sets food waste as its number one priority

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 25, 2014)

Chief executive Liz Goodwin, set out her organisation’s strategy at a seminar on UK food waste policy held in London by the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum saying that the initiative would centre on sustainable sourcing of food, optimising the value chain, consumption behaviours and unconsumed food. “WRAP has carried out detailed ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Becomes First Wholesale Club to Commit Nationwide to EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 19, 2014)

The U.S. EPA announces that BJ's Wholesale Club is the first wholesale club and the most recent participant in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste diversion from landfill or incineration. ...

New food waste framework points to a fundamental rethink of food practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

New Food Waste Framework Points to a Fundamental Rethink of Food Practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

The UK Needs To Recycle another 1.7m Tonnes to Reach 2020 Target

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Aug. 12, 2014)

WRAP’s Liz Goodwin says that reaching a 50 percent recycling rate is not going to be easy. Figures published last week show that the annual rate of recycling is slow moving as “waste from households” in England was 44.2 percent in 2013, only a slight increase from 44.1 percent in 2012. In her blog Goodwin said the following: ...

Scotland`s Circular Economy ambitions on show at Scottish Resources Conference 2014

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The role of innovation, leadership and policy in creating a sustainable circular economy in Scotland will be the overarching theme at this year's Scottish Resources Conference, taking place in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th October. Scottish Resources Conference 28th & 29th October 2014 Glasgow Hilton Hotel The two-day event will ...

Magic or recycling?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 8, 2014)

Transforming a bottle into a jacket may sound like magic, but it may be easier than you think. A new video from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows some of the ingenious ways a plastic water bottle can be reused or recycled. There is currently a drive towards a ‘circular economy’ in the European Union. This is an economic ...

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

by Associated Press  (Aug. 22, 2014)

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 ...

Ending the Throwaway Society

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Lower taxes for businesses that repair or re-use goods; mandatory municipal waste separation systems; longer warranty periods for consumer goods; banning food waste from landfills; increased funding for agencies that promote transitioning to a circular economy. These are a few of the recommendations of a far reaching report just released by the ...

CIWM suggests making edoc mandatory

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Six months on from the launch of edoc - the innovative new online system for recording waste transfers - the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has suggested that the UK government seriously considers making edoc mandatory. Developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with the waste sector and government bodies from Scotland, ...

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