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    Corbion makes bold pledge to cut carbon emissions

    Corbion will reduce CO2 emissions related to energy, key raw materials, and transport by 33% per ton of product by 2030 from a 2016 base year. The proposed target has received approval by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) following a thorough validation process. “As a sustainable ingredients company, Corbion is already deeply involved in developing sustainable ...


    By Corbion

  • 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 ...

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • The UK’S hospitality and food service sector bill tops £2.5bn

    WRAP identifies astounding £2.5 billion food waste bill in the UK’s hospitality and food waste service sector An astounding £2.5 billion food waste bill in the UK’s hospitality and food service sector has been identified by WRAP, the organisation that supports businesses and individuals in developing sustainable products, reduce waste, and use resources in an efficient ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • The potential to prevent 280,000 tonnes of food waste in Sweden

    Over a third of all food waste in Sweden is avoidable, according to new research. If such waste minimisation were achieved, there would be less potential for biogas production, but the researchers suggest that this does not represent a compromise because it is currently performed on only a very small amount of waste food. The environmental impacts of food production mean that minimising food ...

  • First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

    A partnership of leading international organizations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit in Copenhagen. The FLW Standard is the first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • New protocol will take a bite out of global food loss and waste

    Earlier this year, WRI analysis found that one in four food calories produced go uneaten. Yesterday a group of experts took the first step toward helping to curb this massive amount of food loss and waste. At the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA recognizes the borough of state college for curbside food recycling

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marked the beginning of Earth Week by recognizing State College Borough for its curbside food recycling program. State College is the only town in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that is conducting curbside food waste collection for composting. The program began as a pilot and is slated to go borough-wide in 2013. During the ceremony today at State ...

  • EPA and USDA Join Together To Help Americans Reduce Wasted Food

    Today EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to announce the launch of a challenge that asks farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities and government agencies to reduce wasted food. The U.S. Food Waste Challenge builds upon the success of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge to help more Americans do their part to reduce ...

  • 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 ...

  • Government to focus on reducing food waste

    Reducing, re-using and reprocessing food waste to divert from landfill is a key goal in the Government’s 20-year food strategy – Food 2030. The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to store and use food effectively. The use of surplus ...

  • Public supports separate food waste collections, new report reveals

    Trials offering separate collections of food waste to over 94,000 households have shown high levels of public support for diverting food waste from landfill, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) revealed this week. Following these trials, some local authorities have already decided to roll out these collections on a permanent basis. Consumer surveys conducted by WRAP showed 78 per cent ...

  • Consumers save GBP300m worth of food going to waste

    Since the launch of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in 2007, research shows that 1.8 million more UK households are now taking steps to cut back on the amount of food they throw away, resulting in an overall saving of GBP 296 million a year, stopping 137,000 tonnes of food being thrown away. This prevents 600,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases being emitted, which is the same carbon impact as ...

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