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Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 23, 2013)

Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love. But in the days that follow, who hasn't felt a slight twinge of guilt at the food we scrape into the bin or the old gadgets that are now going to gather dust in the cupboard or end up on the ...

Urgent collaboration required on food wastage

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (Oct. 16, 2013)

Urgent collaboration along the entire food chain is needed if the world is to address the problem of food waste and losses, a high-level seminar heard in Rome today. Everyone has a critical role to play in preventing wastage, from farmers to processors, transporters, retailers and consumers, according to the seminar on combating global food ...

UNEP Launches School Food Waste Competition

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Students get set to compete for thousands of dollars of prizes as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. The Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge aims to encourage secondary school and university students from around the world to uncover and understand - through the design and implementation of ...

Camda sets up food waste-produced biogas power plant

by Camda Generator Work Co., Ltd  (Oct. 11, 2010)

With a few finish work to be done, the food waste-produced biogas power plant is set to commence by the end of this year. Camda began to work out the scheme last year and started to build in October of 2010. The plant utilizes food waste collected from restaurants and households to create biogas, which contains 50% to 70% methane, and then the gas ...

Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 22, 2014)

Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in ...

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 ...

Reducing food loss and waste for a sustainable food future

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 21, 2013)

It is estimated that by 2050 we'll need to produce 60% more food to feed a projected global population of 9 billion people. Our ability to feed this many people while advancing the economic and social well-being of the over 1 billion who are already malnourished represents a serious global challenge. Yet today one out of every four calories of ...

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 ...

MK to combine kitchen and garden waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Dec. 31, 2008)

A new waste contract between Milton Keynes Council and environmental services provider Serco will see the introduction of a combined garden and food waste collection. Council cabinet member for environmental services Chris Williams said: “As part of this contract we will see in the summer 2009 the introduction of a combined garden and food waste ...

Public supports separate food waste collections, new report reveals

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Sep. 17, 2008)

Trials offering separate collections of food waste to over 94,000 households have shown high levels of public support for diverting food waste from landfill, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) revealed this week. Following these trials, some local authorities have already decided to roll out these collections on a permanent basis. ...

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