food industry waste News

  • New Best Practices Guide Helps Food Industry Reduce Food Waste

    The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) has released an updated guide with practical steps and examples to help food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants cut food waste. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food waste diversion programs. Compiled by FWRA, a cross-sector industry initiative ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WRAP calls for further food industry partnerships to reduce food waste

    As part of its strategy to reduce food waste, WRAP is calling for proposals from food industry partnerships to develop innovative solutions to food waste throughout the retail supply chain and in the home. With food production and consumption accounting for 18% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and overall food waste thought to be around 18 – 20 million tonnes, WRAP is building on its ...

  • Future in Food - Achieving sustainability in the food industry

    Environment & Energy Management and Certification Europe Limited have come together to bring the Irish food processing community a unique event, Future in Food which will highlight the challenges and benefits to Irish food and drinks manufacturers in achieving sustainability within their organisations. This event will bring 120 senior ...


    By Certification Europe

  • Frozen food industry targets packaging

    Companies throughout the frozen food sector are teaming up to cut the amount of packaging used on their products - and pizzas and ready meals are set to be their first targets. Working groups of suppliers, packers, retailers and brands are being set up to develop new packaging methods following a workshop organised by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and the Waste and Resources Action ...

  • Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recycling

    Work kicked off on the new action plan for food waste recycling last week, when key players from across the industry got together for the inaugural meeting in Birmingham; initiated by resource efficiency experts WRAP and chaired by waste and resources specialist, Ray Georgeson. Together the group will shape and deliver the plan; working to identify tangible, industry led actions to maximise the ...

  • SunFilter 1 Sequesters More CO2 and Grows Algae on Food Industry Waste

    W2 Energy, Inc., a clean energy company (Pinksheets:WTWO), is pleased to announce that SunFilter 1 has been sinking carbon dioxide at 2-3 times faster since it was filled with the Euglena Gracilis strain of algae on March 1.  SunFilter 1 will be able to sink more carbon dioxide and generate highly valuable carbon offset credits at less than half the price as before. ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • Anaerobic Digestion industry urges politicians to follow Parliament’s food waste practices

    In response to a Parliamentary question last month, a representative for the House of Commons Commission, Tom Brake stated “All catering food waste segregated at the kitchens and food preparation areas is recovered offsite by means of anaerobic digestion to produce methane fuel and fertiliser. No catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.” Brake’s statement regarding ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Interesting way of saving money by reducing the waste generated in the food industry

    Interested in how to safe money by reducing the waste that is generated in the food industry and also be more environmental responsible? Then read this article from foodmanucature.co.uk. They explain how waste in the food industry can be treated. As an example Wyke Farms, a cheese producer, is mentioned in this article. Wyke Farms produces dairy and farm waste. DMT Environmental Technology ...

  • Call to review food date labels to reduce food waste

    Clear advice on food date labels will help consumers waste less food, according to Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a food strategy consultation that assesses the challenges the UK will face to ensure the sustainability of its food supply. Benn outlined on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that supermarkets and industry are working ...

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

    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, European Commissioner for Environment, said: "When ...

  • New food waste framework points to a fundamental rethink of food practices

    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 waste is seen by many governments as a priority. ...

  • New Food Waste Framework Points to a Fundamental Rethink of Food Practices

    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 waste is seen by many governments as a priority. ...

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

    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 brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

  • Fast food industry falling short on recycling targets

    European laws aim to ensure that 60 per cent of packaging waste is recycled by the end of 2008. But in the fast food industry the majority of packaging still ends up in landfill sites, although the materials – mainly wood-based materials such as cardboard and paper - are easy to recycle. Research into McDonald’s outlets in Finland found that only 29 per cent of packaging waste was being recycled, ...

  • Fast food waste ends up in landfills

    Almost all packaging waste from fast food restaurants could be re-used, as the materials are quite suitable for either recycling or energy recovery. However, two-thirds of this waste ended up in landfills in 2002. In her doctoral thesis Challenges in Packaging Waste Management: A Case Study in the Fast Food Industry, researcher Teija Aarnio studied the waste disposal system in Finnish McDonald’s ...

  • Bioprocess Control Nominated for Blackwater & Food Waste Challenge

    The 3R-Community proposal has been submitted by Bioprocess Control, a technology and market leader in the area of advanced instrumentation and control technologies in the biogas industry. The proposal focuses on how to fully exploit and maximise energy recovery and nutrient recycling from grey water, black water and food waste streams through investing in and utilising state-of-the-art ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change – The Hidden Connection

    If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States. Yet, the connection between food waste and climate change is often missing. UTC Building & Industrial Systems has released a new book to connect the issues of hunger, resource conservation and climate change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food and drink manufacturers to improve on waste prevention

    More UK food and drink manufacturers could improve on their waste prevention measures by reducing packaging and ingredient shrinkage, according to the Food and Drink Federation. The FDF has conducted 13 detailed waste prevention site reviews in conjunction with the Waste & Resources Action Programme in order to promote best practice across the sector. These reviews examined the waste being ...

  • Waste industry`s manifesto

    The waste industry has called on the next Government to help drive the development of recycling infrastructure by “simplifying” the planning system. In a week where all the major political parties have launched their manifestos, the waste industry has highlighted what it would put in a manifesto if it had the opportunity. Rabbitt Recycling chief executive Michael Morris said: “I would encourage ...

  • Local authorities assess maceration for food waste

    The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has met with the water industry to discuss the problems of food waste and whether macerators are the best way of dealing with it. At a meeting in London on 23 March, LARAC and the water industry discussed potential solutions of how householders could best dispose of food waste. They came to a consensus that “minimisation of food waste should come ...

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