food waste management News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

    Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Best Practices Guide Helps Food Industry Reduce Food Waste

    The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) has released an updated guide with practical steps and examples to help food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants cut food waste. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food waste diversion programs. Compiled by FWRA, a cross-sector industry initiative ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Food waste a priority for Ireland, says EPA

    Food waste has been highlighted as a top priority in Ireland to ensure the country doesn’t miss EU diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste. Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency has published The National Waste Report 2007, stating food waste “is a priority”. Other progress indicators were that overall general waste generation had not increased from 2006. And, recycling rates had ...

  • Why Supermarkets Refuse to Reveal Food Waste Figures?

    The four major supermarket chains in Britain generate a total of 300,000 tonnes of food waste every year, but only one reveals its figures publicly. The subject was brought to attention by Channel 4 news that asked the four biggest supermarkets in Britain for their food waste data and only disclosed the information. In fact ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • 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

  • New England Institutions Recognized for Diverting Food Waste

    Four New England organizations were among only 14 organizations honored nationally by EPA for their success in keeping wasted food out of landfills. EPA is also issuing “Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates” to 24 organizations in all six New England states. Americans throw out more food than any other type of waste. In 2013, 37 million tons of food waste were ...

  • Food waste recycling is as important as ingredients says survey

    Almost 80 per cent of people believe that where food waste ends up is as important as where ingredients come from when they dine out, according to new research. A survey commissioned by commercial food waste collection and recycling provider Cawleys, found that for 78 per cent of people waste was as important as food quality when eating out. Additionally, ...

  • Food waste decreases by 1.1 million tonnes

    According to the findings of a WRAP report, in the five years to 2012, food waste volumes available to the waste management industry have fallen by 1.1 million tonne. According to WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – Food waste volumes have reduced by up to 21%. The reduction had occurred through work by key retailers, food brands and other manufacturers, adding: ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration reflects our desire to work closely with business, ...


    By Cranfield University

  • 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. ...


    By KIRK UK

  • 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 ...

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