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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Landfill waste found in containers returned from Brazil

    Unsuitable waste mixed with plastic has been found in some of the waste containers that were recently repatriated from Brazil. After forensic examination, environmental crime investigators from the Environment Agency have so far found nappies, wellington boots, torn and dirty textiles, cat food pouches and rotting cardboard in the containers. This has all been collected as evidence in the case. ...

  • 80,000 Oldham homes recycle food waste

    Oldham residents are recycling food waste thanks to a £400,000 contract with Straight. The recycling and services group has completed the agreement with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to supply 80,000 homes with kitchen caddies, which are to facilitate the collection of food waste from homes. Straight has also supplied the council with 23 litre kerbside ...

  • NYC foam food container ban plan gets hearing

    A potential ban on plastic foam food containers in a city that thrives on takeout proved a piping-hot topic among lawmakers Monday, as they debated the material's pros, cons and prospects for recycling. An environmental bane to some, a food-service staple to others, the familiar foam to-go cups, plates and cartons already are prohibited in San ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Solving London’s Food Waste Issue is on the Menu

    GPT Waste is serving up a solution to London’s food waste issue. According to the Feeding Britain report, 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is being thrown away in Britain every year. Approximately 18 million tonnes of food in the UK will end up in landfill annually, with the value being close to £23bn. The total value is rising rapidly due to ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Quest Delivers Keynote on “10 Steps” for Managing Food Waste

    Robin Sweere, Sourcing and Consulting Manager at Quest Recycling Services, LLC, was a keynote speaker at the Global Green Coalition For Resource Conservation Conference (GGC), held in New York City, NY on November 14th and 15th, 2011. Ms. Sweere introduced Quest’s “10 Steps” process, which leads service companies to ...

  • DSNY Expands Curbside Food And Yard Waste Recycling Collection

    The New York City Department of Sanitation is again expanding the NYC Organics voluntary curbside food and yard waste recycling program, adding additional neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens this fall. The program offers New Yorkers an easy way to recycle their organic waste, including food, food-soiled paper, and yard debris. “Organic materials make up about a third of our trash. When you ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nestlé supports World Environment Day campaign to avoid food waste

    Nestlé S.A. / Nestlé supports World Environment Day campaign to avoid food waste . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • 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.

  • Bokashicycle Launches New Product to Reduce Food Waste Disposal Expenses

    Bokashicycle, LLC, announced this week the release of a new food waste pulverizing machine that can be used almost anywhere to shred, rip, bruise and pulverize food waste. First, it compacts the food and then it delivers it to a 55-gallon barrel or equivalent container.  Food waste recycling immediately translates into significant savings for ...


    By Bokashicycle LLC

  • Camda sets up food waste-produced biogas power plant

    With a few finish work to be done, the food waste-produced biogas power plant is set to commence by the end of this year. Camda began to work out the scheme last year and started to build in October of 2010. The plant utilizes food waste collected from restaurants and households to create biogas, which contains 50% to 70% methane, and then the gas is purified to remove hydrogen ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • ADBA welcomes inclusion of weekly food waste collections in pickles’ £250m fund

    In a welcome change of tack from previous indications that only weekly residual black bag collections would be supported, the Department for Communities and Local Government today announced that councils looking to deliver weekly food waste collections will receive support from their £250m fund. The fund will support the adding of a ‘weekly food waste (or organic waste) service to 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 ...


  • EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus on reducing food waste, the largest single material ...

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the 'criminal path' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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