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WRAP sets food waste as its number one priority

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 25, 2014)

Chief executive Liz Goodwin, set out her organisation’s strategy at a seminar on UK food waste policy held in London by the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum saying that the initiative would centre on sustainable sourcing of food, optimising the value chain, consumption behaviours and unconsumed food. “WRAP has carried out detailed ...

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 ...

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 ...

Construction at 2 MW Food Waste to Energy Recycling Plant complete

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The newly built 45,000 tonne per year facility is now being commissioned, with the first electricity generation from food waste expected at the end of July. Tamar explained that it is working with waste management parties to secure feedstock for the facility. The facility is expected to generate 2 MW of renewable energy from waste as well as ...

Captains of industry add voice and vision to the circular economy debate at RWM 2014

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Industry leaders from the automotive, retail, construction, IT and other key sectors will join other influencers from across the resource management spectrum to share their vision, experiences and methodologies at the inaugural Circular Economy Connect zone. This event takes place at RWM (Resource Efficiency and Waste Management) from 16 to 18 ...

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 ...

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Biogas CHP Plant

by Clarke Energy  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located in Hampshire. It was commissioned in 2013. The AD plant converts food waste into biogas. This renewable fuel generated is used on-site (power and heat) and the electricity is exported to the national grid, reducing carbon emissions while improving the environment. The ...

Innovative technology helps dairy-giant in Swedish idyll

by Grundfos Pumps Corporation  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Three or four years of waiting for an expansion of the capacity at the municipal sewage treatment plant in Vimmerby, Sweden, made Arla choose a much faster alternative. Now, Grundfos BioBooster cleanses the waste water so efficiently that it can be discharged into the idyllic landscape close to Astrid Lindgren’s native town. The surroundings ...

CIWM welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee on the Circular Economy

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Jul. 25, 2014)

CIWM welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee Third Report "Growing a circular economy: Ending the throwaway society" as a valuable contribution to the debate on the circular economy and resource efficiency. CIWM CEO Steve Lee said of the report, "We were pleased to have had the opportunity to provide both written and verbal evidence to the ...

Figures show that a quarter of the UK’s food is thrown away ‘untouched’

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jun. 27, 2014)

The Waste Resource Action Programme says around 1m a tonnes of unopened food at a cost of £90 per household is binned in the UK. An analysis of figures has shown that as much as one-quarter of food thrown away by households in the UK is still “untouched” in its packaging. This habit is usually due to the product being past its ...

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