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  • Waste could fertilise food cost cuts

    Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilisers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Food waste costs $161.6 billion annually finds new study

    Most Americans are aware that food waste is a problem, are concerned about it, and say they work to reduce their own waste, but nearly three quarters believe that they waste less food than the national average, new research suggests. The findings, from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, are significant given that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Scottish government tackles food waste

    The Scottish Government is to focus on cutting down on the amount of household food waste in the latest phase of its Go Greener campaign. The Go Greener campaign will use media advertising to show that the average family could save up to £410 each year by making use of food that would otherwise have been thrown away. Nearly £9 million worth of food is thrown out by Scottish households every year. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Businesses allocate largest proportion of costs to waste management

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have released new figures showing that businesses are allocating the largest proportion of their environmental protection costs to waste management. Statistics from the ‘Environmental ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • WRAP calls for further food industry partnerships to reduce food waste

    As part of its strategy to reduce food waste, WRAP is calling for proposals from food industry partnerships to develop innovative solutions to food waste throughout the retail supply chain and in the home. With food production and consumption accounting for 18% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, and overall food waste thought to be around 18 – 20 million tonnes, WRAP is building on its ...

  • EPA Recognizes Whole Foods Market in Marietta, Ga for Reducing Food Waste

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney recognized the Whole Foods Market Merchant Walk Marietta Store in Georgia for the store’s achievements in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. Whole Foods Market is the first store in the southeast to receive a regional award for Outstanding Achievement in Food Waste Prevention and Diversion. The Food ...

  • Local authorities assess maceration for food waste

    The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has met with the water industry to discuss the problems of food waste and whether macerators are the best way of dealing with it. At a meeting in London on 23 March, LARAC and the water industry discussed potential solutions of how householders could best dispose of food waste. They came to a consensus that “minimisation of food waste should come ...

  • New coalition to wage war on wasted food

    Governments, businesses and citizens’ groups are joining forces to try to put some beef into efforts to cut food loss and waste in a world facing growing hunger. Almost a third of all food produced globally − enough to feed everyone in the world for two months − is lost or wasted, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says. And not ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Pickles’ £250m Fund to Accept Organic and Food Waste

    Eric Pickles’ £250 million Weekly Collection Support Scheme will now accept organic and food waste. The announcement was made last Friday (February 3) by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Back in September 2010, Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar, Eric Pickles, unveiled the plans of a scheme to support councils who wish to introduce, retain or ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • `Waste not, want not` are words to live by for kraft foods employees

    Whether people call it garbage, rubbish, trash or junk – everyone creates waste. And no matter what it"s called, too much waste ends up in landfills that can affect nearby communities and cost lots of money to manage. In short, people need to find ways to create less waste and find better uses for the waste they produce. At Kraft Foods, employees are doing just that, and they"re getting big ...

  • 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 ...

  • Reduce food waste and feed people, not landfills

    Imagine 37 million tons of food. Think of how many people that amount could feed, the money it cost to buy, and the resources needed to produce it. Then imagine almost every pound of that sitting in a landfill or incinerator instead of on someone’s dinner table. But it’s not an imaginary scenario: In 2013 alone, Americans threw out over 37 million tons—or 74 billion ...

  • Love Food Hate Waste welcomes celebrity ambassadors

    Love Food Hate Waste today announces a team of five celebrity ambassadors hungry to support the nationwide campaign in halving avoidable household food waste by 2025. Actress and director Sunetra Sarker joins celebrity chefs Rachael Khoo, James Strawbridge, Richard Fox and Shane Jordan in helping the LFHW team raise awareness to tackle the 4.2 million tonnes of good food and drink wasted every ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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