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Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 20, 2016)

From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops, a UNEP report out today seeks to highlight a number of the world's key emerging environmental issues. UNEP's Frontiers report identifies, highlights and offers solutions to six emerging issues, ...

Algeria’s Cevital Selects Clarke Energy to Supply 39.6MW of Power for 2 Factories

by Clarke Energy  (May 22, 2016)

GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced U.K.-based Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Algeria, has been selected by the Cevital Group to supply a 39.6 megawatts (MW) on-site power plant for the group’s Brandt household electronic appliances factory in the city of Setif, along ...

Wasted food is also wasted water

by Environmental News Network  (Aug. 25, 2008)

The world's growing food crisis - which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year - is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. 'Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,' said Professor Jan Lundqvist of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He pointed out ...

Supermarket giant turns food waste into pet food

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Dec. 8, 2008)

Food waste from a retail giant is to be turned into pet food to stop waste going to landfill as Sainsbury’s stores in Northern Ireland work to become the first in the UK to stop food waste going to landfill. The retailer hopes to divert more than 1,200 tonnes of food waste per year away from landfill. This move is the first step in a commitment ...

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 ...

Scottish government tackles food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Feb. 10, 2009)

The Scottish Government is to focus on cutting down on the amount of household food waste in the latest phase of its Go Greener campaign. The Go Greener campaign will use media advertising to show that the average family could save up to £410 each year by making use of food that would otherwise have been thrown away. Nearly £9 million worth of ...

Tesco says BOGOFL to food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Jan. 20, 2010)

Retail giant Tesco has launched the first of its new “Buy One Get One Free Later” deals to help cut down on food waste. Over the next two weeks customers choosing pineapple, melon, salad and lettuce offers can claim their free product on the same day or pick one up the following week. It will only be valid for “short-code life-perishable ...

Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse ...

Government to focus on reducing food waste

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Jan. 5, 2010)

Reducing, re-using and reprocessing food waste to divert from landfill is a key goal in the Government’s 20-year food strategy – Food 2030. The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to ...

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, ...

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