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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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Mechline launches GohBio ‘natural’ food waste disposal

    Reduce approx 550 kilos of food waste to grey waste water in 24 hours with GohBio from Mechline. GohBio is a new product that reduces food waste disposal costs, ‘Future Proofs’ against disposal cost increases, reduces landfill and is energy efficient and sustainable.GohBio is NOT a composting machine nor does it rely on composting to decompose food waste. It uses a special formulation of highly ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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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