food industry waste News

  • Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of August has 50 recognized holidays and national observances surrounding food, including National S'mores Day, National Lemonade Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich day. Despite all of the attention devoted to celebrating America's favorite foods, billions of pounds of food are ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

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

    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 ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Dorset dairy will run on energy distilled from food waste

    Food waste from the production of cream, milk and fermented dairy products such as soft cheese and yogurt will be recycled to create enough energy to power most of the production process at BV Dairy in Dorset. The facility – which received £1.7m from the AD Demonstration Programme – was recently opened by Bob Walter, MP for North Dorset.  The plant, which was designed and ...


    By ENER-G

  • World Water Week Opens With Call for Global Action to Reduce Food Waste

    Global leaders assembled today at the opening session of the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm called for substantial increases in public and private sector investment to reduce losses of food in the supply chain, enhance water efficiency in agriculture and curb consumer waste. Over two thousand politicians, CEOs, scientists and leaders of international organisations from more than 100 nations ...

  • GaiaRecycle Introduces Small-Volume Onsite Food Waste Recycling System

    Designed for Elementary Schools and Small Restaurants PALO ALTO, CA – GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the new G-30H modular model to address the food waste processing needs typically found in small restaurants and elementary schools. The GaiaRecycle G-30H system, featuring 66 lbs per day ...


  • New EU-project starts to reduce food waste across Europe

    16 September marked the start of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project "Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain" (REFRESH). 26 partners from 12 European countries and China will work towards the project's goal to contribute towards the objectives of reducing food waste across Europe by 30% by 2025, reducing waste management costs, and maximizing the value from unavoidable food ...

  • New first of its kind tool helps avoid global food waste

    In a world where over 840 million go hungry every day, achieving food security goes beyond increasing global food production. Better food systems and sustainable consumption and production approaches are needed to achieve food security for all. A new tool, the Think.Eat.Save Guidance Version 1.0 - released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture ...

  • Labour support for landfill ban on food waste confirmed by Mary Creagh

    Speaking at the Labour Party Annual Conference 2013 in Brighton earlier this week, Mary Creagh MP confirmed Labour’s intention to introduce a ban on food to landfill should they be successful at the 2015 general election. Creagh said: “A one nation Labour government will ban food from landfill so that less food gets wasted in the supermarket supply chain and more food gets eaten by ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Food, the carbon story

    What do milk, bread and orange juice have in common? One answer is that they have all had their carbon footprints assessed and the products have been labelled by the Carbon Trust. Over the last five years, the Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprints of a wide range of food products, and worked with a variety of companies to help them understand the carbon content of their food. As a ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 23 New England Colleges join effort to reduce food waste

    Twenty-three colleges and universities in New England have joined an EPA effort to cut the amount of food that goes to waste. This doubles the participation of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge in 2013, since eleven New England colleges and universities were already participating in the challenge. In 2011, these schools recovered a total of 4,538 tons of food. The partnership, which was ...

  • Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report

    The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report. Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food ...

  • Extending product life can cut food waste and save millions

    WRAP estimates that an increase of just one day on product life* across a range of foods could prevent around 250,000 tonnes of food waste each year, in households and in the supply chain, by giving consumers longer to eat the food they buy. In a pioneering new report published today – Reducing food waste by ...

  • GaiaRecycle Features Onsite Food Waste Recycling Solutions at WASTECON 2011

    GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit in the Organics Pavilion (Booth 881) at the WASTECON 2011 show, Aug. 23-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville. GaiaRecycle will display one of its stainless steel modular recycling systems to highlight the ...


  • Intelleflex Honored as a "Top Green Provider" for Delivering Sustainability Solutions for the Food Industry

    Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, announced today it has been named a "Top Green Provider" by Food Logistics Magazine. The editors of ...


  • Less food waste results in land use savings, higher consumer welfare and a smaller agro-food sector

    If private households and the retail sector ( including wholesale, hotels and restaurants) in the EU reduce food waste by 40% in 2020, this will result in annual savings of € 123 per person. The total savings for the EU will amount to € 75.5 billion. Households will be able to spend this money on other things, increasing their welfare. LEI Wageningen UR was commissioned by the European ...

  • Commissioning of food waste digestion plant Benet in France, 1 MW elec

    The first food waste digestion plant in France was completed in April 2010. entec biogas gmbh had got the commission for the design, as well as general contractor for mechanical and electrical engineering and commissioning of the biogas plant. Right now, the biogas plant is under commissioning and is expected to be on full capacity in September 2010. The biogas plant in Benet treats waste from ...


    By entec biopower gmbh

  • New Report: Food expiration date confusion causing up to 90% of Americans to waste food

    U.S. consumers and businesses needlessly trash billions of pounds of food every year as a result of America’s dizzying array of food expiration date labeling practices, which need to be standardized and clarified, according to a new report co-authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic. One key finding from an ...

  • GaiaRecycle Releases Results of Food Waste Pilot Project at Wake Forest University

    Study Validates the Efficiency of GaiaRecycle System for Processing Onsite Organic Food Waste and Use in Composting. GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating ...


  • General Mills Joins U.S. Food Waste Challenge as Founding Partner

    General Mills today was named a founding partner of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The U.S. Food Waste Challenge urges producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities, and other government agencies to reduce food loss and waste, recover wholesome food ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Traditional cultures can show wasteful world how to preserve food

    From condensing the meat of whole cow to the size of a human fist, to preserving seabirds in sealskins, there are hundreds of ways in which traditional cultures can teach the wasteful developed world how to preserve and conserve one of our most-precious yet most-squandered resources: food. Each year, an estimated one third of all food produced-an astonishing 1.3 billion tonnes, worth around US$1 ...

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