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Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste ...

Rethinking How We Live, How We Buy and What We Consume

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A new global report aimed at supporting the shift to a more resource-efficient world through sustainable lifestyles, was launched today by the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Government of Sweden and WWF. The development of the 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme (SLE) - jointly coordinated by the United Nations Environment ...

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 ...

EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus ...

Australian Charity OzHarvest to Highlight Global Food Waste at UNEP Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP20 in Lima, Peru

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 12, 2014)

OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue charity, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action, is taking the message of stopping global food waste to the international stage at this year's Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) in Lima, Peru as part of the global Think.Eat.Save campaign. Following the recent release ...

Students from France, Mexico and United Kingdom Recognized for Taking up Fight against Food Waste

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 16, 2014)

Three student groups from France, Mexico and the United Kingdom bagged top prizes for their creative and committed efforts to reduce food waste in their schools and communities in the recently concluded Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. Food waste is a massive ...

Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 10, 2014)

Before going to the supermarket to buy the turkey, assorted vegetables, fruit and cheese for Thanksgiving, many people will have to clear out refrigerator space to hold everything. That means throwing away a lot of uneaten food such as moldy tomatoes, withered lettuce, expired yogurt containers, and bowls of now unrecognizable leftovers. This ...

Panel Session: How will food waste policy affect AD in the next 5 years?

by The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA)  (Nov. 29, 2014)

ADBA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014 AD 2015-2020: What can we achieve? “The single change in policy that could have the biggest impact is probably a ban on food to landfill." Robin Latchem, Editor, Materials Recycling World Magazine Panel Session: How will food waste policy affect AD in the next 5 years? ...

EPA Spotlights Food Recovery with Atlanta Community Food Bank

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 18, 2014)

To begin the holiday season, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials toured the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and met with staff to discuss the importance of food waste reduction as part of the agency’s Food Recovery Action Week. The week is a reminder to consumers and businesses alike of the importance of reducing wasted ...

Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA) first year results published

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Dec. 2, 2014)

The first year results of the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA) published today by WRAP, show signatories have made over £10 million worth of savings by reducing food waste alone. The progress made against the waste prevention target shows a reduction in CO2e associated with food and packaging waste of 2.5%, against the overall ...

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