food processing waste News

  • Wasted food is also wasted water

    The world's growing food crisis - which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year - is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. 'Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,' said Professor Jan Lundqvist of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He pointed out that there are 850 million people worldwide who suffer ...

  • Supermarket giant turns food waste into pet food

    Food waste from a retail giant is to be turned into pet food to stop waste going to landfill as Sainsbury’s stores in Northern Ireland work to become the first in the UK to stop food waste going to landfill. The retailer hopes to divert more than 1,200 tonnes of food waste per year away from landfill. This move is the first step in a commitment announced last month by the supermarket to end the ...

  • First Food delivery trucks powered by food waste

    Within five years after sending their food waste to digesters instead of to landfill, the supermarket chain Waitrose in the UK has her trucks drive on clean and fossil free fuel, made from that same waste. CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) comes from a process of anaerobic digestion, which captures biomethane from the food waste. The biomethane is then compressed to be Bio-CNG for trucks. ...

  • Reducing food loss and waste for a sustainable food future

    It is estimated that by 2050 we'll need to produce 60% more food to feed a projected global population of 9 billion people. Our ability to feed this many people while advancing the economic and social well-being of the over 1 billion who are already malnourished represents a serious global challenge. Yet today one out of every four calories of food produced is lost or wasted. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WRAP’s £10m Fund for Food Waste Processing Still Available

    Despite the upcoming rise in landfill tax and the financial benefits that energy-from-food-waste bioprocessing plants can generate, no council have applied for a share of the £10m fund made available by WRAP. Only one company was granted a loan so far and there are six others in the pipeline, all from businesses. Back in July last year the Waste and Resources Action Programme ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • New funding for food waste processing guide launched by WRAP

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has launched a new guide to funding for waste processing activities, such as composting and anaerobic digestion. The guide lists potential sources of funding from a range of organisations covering areas such as environmental improvements, business development, and research, as well as detailing other grant aid schemes which may be of interest. This is ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Market traders recycle food waste at the farm

    Market traders in Newham are providing food for nearby farm animals as part of a new recycling initiative. Stallholders at Queen’s Market, Upton Park are being encouraged by Newham Council to donate produce past its best to pigs, horses, goats and chickens in a bid to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. This low-carbon move forms part of the council’s plans to save 375 tonnes from ...

  • 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

  • Biogen Food Waste AD Plant, St Asaph

    Biogen provides an integrated food waste management solution for supermarkets, caterers, pubs, hotels, food manufacturers and local authorities across the UK. The plant in Waen, St Asaph processes waste from a variety of county’s such as Conwy, Swansea, Denbighshire and Flintshire. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant processes 22,500 tonnes of food ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Monitoring food loss and waste essential to hunger fight

    Keeping track of the enormity and nature of food loss and waste is essential to reducing the problem and to speeding efforts to eliminate hunger globally, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen. "FAO estimates that each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is ...

  • Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration reflects our desire to work closely with business, ...


    By Cranfield University

  • One third of food produced for humans is lost or wasted

    Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The document, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, was commissioned by FAO from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) for Save Food!, an international congress being held in Düsseldorf 16-17 May ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving

    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 once good, nourishing food cost money to buy. And, by ...

  • First food waste anaerobic digestion plant introduced

    Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones officially opened the Prosiect GwyriAD plant at a recycling plant in Llwyn Isaf, near Caernarfon, bringing online the country’s first purpose built anaerobic digestion (AD) for generating power from food waste. The £6m project which is expected to process 11,000 tonnes of food waste from the local area was backed by a £2.4m grant from the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Anaerobic Digestion Success for a UK Food Waste Plant

    KIRK ENVIRONMENTAL, part of KIRK GROUP, was awarded a contract back in 2008 for one of the first commercial biogas plants in the UK which was the start of a 6 year relationship with the customer and two extensions to the initial plant. ...

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