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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 ...

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 ...

Cupertino honored as national food waste reduction innovation leader

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 17, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded the City of Cupertino (Calif.) its Food Recovery Challenge’s national Innovation Award for the city’s extensive efforts to reduce food waste. Cupertino’s efforts include leading-edge work to integrate food waste reduction goals into its business partnership with a local waste ...

World Food Day: Commission underlines commitment to reducing food waste in Europe

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 16, 2013)

Today marks World Food Day - an occasion to remind ourselves that around a third of food is wasted globally. This amounts to 1.3 billion tons per year according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. About 90 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in Europe – agricultural food waste and fish discards not included. Janez Potočnik, ...

New England Institutions Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 15, 2013)

In honor of America Recycles Day, two colleges in Massachusetts and a senior living facility in Connecticut were honored this week by EPA for their success in keeping extra food out of landfills and getting it to people who are hungry. In addition, regional achievement awards were given to 12 other organizations in three New England states. ...

Food waste decreases by 1.1 million tonnes

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Nov. 20, 2013)

According to the findings of a WRAP report, in the five years to 2012, food waste volumes available to the waste management industry have fallen by 1.1 million tonne. According to WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – Food waste volumes have reduced by up to 21%. The reduction had occurred through work by key retailers, ...

New NRDC Report: Food expiration date confusion causing up to 90% of Americans to waste food

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 18, 2013)

U.S. consumers and businesses needlessly trash billions of pounds of food every year as a result of America’s dizzying array of food expiration date labeling practices, which need to be standardized and clarified, according to a new report co-authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy ...

New Report: Food expiration date confusion causing up to 90% of Americans to waste food

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Sep. 18, 2013)

U.S. consumers and businesses needlessly trash billions of pounds of food every year as a result of America’s dizzying array of food expiration date labeling practices, which need to be standardized and clarified, according to a new report co-authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy ...

EPA Honors UCI for Zero Waste and Food Recovery Achievements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 27, 2013)

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator, Bob Perciasepe honored the University of California, Irvine on its zero waste and food recovery efforts. UC Irvine’s zero waste program diverts from landfills 83 percent of the campus’s total waste materials by recycling, reusing and composting. In addition, the ...

Less food waste results in land use savings, higher consumer welfare and a smaller agro-food sector

by Wageningen University and Research Centre  (Jan. 16, 2014)

If private households and the retail sector ( including wholesale, hotels and restaurants) in the EU reduce food waste by 40% in 2020, this will result in annual savings of € 123 per person. The total savings for the EU will amount to € 75.5 billion. Households will be able to spend this money on other things, increasing their welfare. ...

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