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France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

by Associated Press  (May 22, 2015)

France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The ...

Food waste gate fees are dropping as AD capacity in the UK increases

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (May 27, 2015)

Average gate fees have fallen by as much as £50 per tonne since 2013 to a rate of £18-£40 per tonne today. This is due to organic recyclers reducing their food waste gate fees as competition for the feedstock from councils and businesses becomes more intense. Tony Baker, Compliance and Safety Manager for GPT Waste Management ...

Waste Crime – Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 1, 2015)

Up to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Each year, the electronic industry – one of the world’s largest and fastest growing – generates up to 41 million tonnes ...

Canadians’ Food Wasting Habits Need to Stop

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 27, 2015)

“Stop wasting your food!” A lecture delivered in every dining table, is now a national call to all Canadians. Green Living Enterprises, Canada’s leading cause marketing group, says Canada’s food waste problem needs to be addressed at the household level. The Toronto Food Policy Council estimates about $27 billion worth ...

Love Food Hate Waste welcomes celebrity ambassadors

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Love Food Hate Waste today announces a team of five celebrity ambassadors hungry to support the nationwide campaign in halving avoidable household food waste by 2025. Actress and director Sunetra Sarker joins celebrity chefs Rachael Khoo, James Strawbridge, Richard Fox and Shane Jordan in helping the LFHW team raise awareness to tackle the 4.2 ...

New England Organizations Step Up for EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge and Help to Reduce Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Twelve New England organizations have backed a national effort led by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on the nearly 35 million tons of food wasted in the United States each year. This EPA initiative encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste by donating or recycling food. Among the groups ...

Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (May 28, 2015)

Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as ...

Carbon footprint of food waste not necessarily related to its weight

by European Commission  (Mar. 5, 2015)

The carbon footprint of food waste should be taken into account alongside the the weight of food wasted, says a new study. The research examined three years of food waste data from six branches of a Swedish supermarket and calculated the waste’s carbon footprint. On the basis of their footprint, key products that could be targeted for waste ...

EPA Recognizes Whole Foods Market in Marietta, Ga for Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney recognized the Whole Foods Market Merchant Walk Marietta Store in Georgia for the store’s achievements in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. Whole Foods Market is the first store in the southeast to receive a regional award for Outstanding Achievement ...

EPA Recognizes Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians for Achievements in Zero Waste and Food Recovery

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 13, 2015)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Chumash Casino Resort were recognized this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2014 Food Recovery Challenge certificate of achievement for its zero waste efforts. The certificate of achievement was presented at the Regional Tribal Operations Council meeting on May 13th. Since 2013, ...

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