food waste News

  • Electrolux partners with food waste startup Karma

    August 30th, 2018 – Electrolux announced recently that it is investing in Sweden-based Karma, a leading startup that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers. The investment is part of a wider USD 12 million round with other investors. Electrolux and Karma are also initiating a strategic partnership to explore common solutions in reducing food ...


    By Waste Robotics Inc.

  • Online Community of Experts helps tackle food waste in Europe

    A new digital network has been launched to encourage collaboration and bring together expertise from across Europe and beyond in a focussed response to the global issue of food waste. The Community of Experts (CoE) aims to help drive action at every level of the supply chain by empowering individuals, organisations and nations through the sharing of skills, knowledge and resources needed to act ...

  • City of Cupertino Honored with U.S. EPA National Award for Innovative Food Waste Reduction Efforts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Jared Blumenfeld, today will award the City of Cupertino the national Food Recovery Challenge Innovation Award at a ceremony held at Asian-specialty food store Marina Food in Cupertino, Calif. The City is being recognized for its unique partnership with waste hauler Recology to reduce food waste and ...

  • UNEP Launches School Food Waste Competition

    Students get set to compete for thousands of dollars of prizes as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. The Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge aims to encourage secondary school and university students from around the world to uncover and understand - through the design and implementation of hands-on projects - how much food waste they are ...

  • Recession forces shoppers to `hate waste`

    Retail giant Asda has said that its customers are adopting a new mindset to ‘hate waste’. But it stressed that shoppers still need to do more to reduce their food waste. Asda said that the recession is already changing consumer behaviour. In a survey of 10,000 shoppers Asda found that ready meal sales were significantly down and sales of core ingredients up due to 43% of people doing more ...

  • WRAP trying to understand influences on food waste collections

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are trying to gain an understanding of how different methods of food waste collection interact and influence householder waste prevention behaviour. Together with SKM Enviros, WRAP is undertaking a literature review of published and unpublished research which will assist them in building up a picture of attitudes towards and understanding of food ...

  • NGOs raise concerns about EU food waste policies

    Nine prominent NGOs have called on the EU to be more ambitious with its food waste policy, arguing that the current proposals “will not result in concrete change.” In the Circular Economy Package, which was announced in December, the EU decided against creating specific targets for food waste. The text referred instead to the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by ...


    By Separate Waste Systems

  • Household food waste: an individual and national issue

    The main factors affecting household food waste in the EU have been identified in a new report. On an individual level, the main factors include age, gender, income and environmental attitudes. On the national level, the most significant factor is median disposable income. The authors suggest their results could help develop campaigns targeted at groups that generate the most household waste. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

    France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall bill will go to a vote Tuesday in the Assembly, then goes ...


    By Associated Press

  • How does food waste affect wildlife?

    The world wastes around 1.6 billion tons of food each year. Unsurprisingly this has far-reaching consequences, with the serious human and environmental effects being well known. What is less often considered is how this waste stream may impact on wildlife. A number of recent studies have documented how food waste generated by humans is changing ecosystems around the world. Food ...


    By Separate Waste Systems

  • What Will Growing Online Food Sales Mean for Food Waste?

    September 6th, 2018 – Some sustainability experts project that online grocers will help cut food waste, while others believe there is potential for more problems. Online grocer venues are gaining traction. Even e-commerce giant Amazon is among those that have added food sales to their portfolio, and it has publicly stated its plans to expand operations in this market. Meanwhile, this ...


    By Waste Robotics Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Lib Dems: Supermarkets, restaurants and homes waste as much food as shoppers buy

    As much food is thrown away from supermarkets, restaurants and homes as is bought by shoppers, according to new research by the Liberal Democrats. Government estimates, revealed in a Parliamentary answer, show that 18-20 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year, 6.7 million of which is wasted by UK households. Around 20m tonnes of food is bought by shoppers every year. Shadow ...

  • WRAP: eat forgotten freezer food

    We should make more use of our freezers by making meals out of food that is already there, the Waste & Resources Action Programme has advised. Results from a new survey assessing freezer usage has found that we all keep £860 million of food in our freezers and a third of us find long-forgotten food in the freezer – Unidentified Frozen Objects. Apparently, this is due to people’s doubts about ...

  • 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: ...

  • 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 ...

  • Airports Ask Travelers to Think.Eat.Save.

    This month, millions of holiday travelers are being encouraged to Think.Eat.Save. and reduce their foodprint during their end-of-the-year festivities, as the amount of food wasted jumps sharply and some 900 million people around the world continue to go hungry. Major airports across the United States will be featuring the joint UNEP/FAO food waste campaign in the form of a new Public Service ...

  • Urgent collaboration required on food wastage

    Urgent collaboration along the entire food chain is needed if the world is to address the problem of food waste and losses, a high-level seminar heard in Rome today. Everyone has a critical role to play in preventing wastage, from farmers to processors, transporters, retailers and consumers, according to the seminar on combating global food wastage, which was organized by the Italian government ...

  • Are we in danger of losing our basic cooking skills?

    Love Food Hate Waste is setting out to help restore lost culinary skills. Almost a quarter of parents surveyed via Mumsnet (24%) were not confident they could use leftovers to make another meal without resorting to a recipe. Building skills in the kitchen is vital if theUKis to tackle the £12.5 billion of good food and drink that gets thrown away fromUKhomes each year. Cooking is, ...

  • WRAP sets food waste as its number one priority

    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 research to discover the resource areas where the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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