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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fast food waste ends up in landfills

    Almost all packaging waste from fast food restaurants could be re-used, as the materials are quite suitable for either recycling or energy recovery. However, two-thirds of this waste ended up in landfills in 2002. In her doctoral thesis Challenges in Packaging Waste Management: A Case Study in the Fast Food Industry, researcher Teija Aarnio studied the waste disposal system in Finnish McDonald’s ...


  • Biogen Food Waste AD Plant, St Asaph

    Biogen provides an integrated food waste management solution for supermarkets, caterers, pubs, hotels, food manufacturers and local authorities across the UK. The plant in Waen, St Asaph processes waste from a variety of county’s such as Conwy, Swansea, Denbighshire and Flintshire. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant processes 22,500 tonnes of food ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Partners with Universities to Reduce Food Waste

    The U.S. Environmental Agency will partner with universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to reduce food waste as part of the EPA’s national Food Recovery Challenge. The goals of this voluntary program are to limit the 34 million tons of food wasted nationwide annually by reducing unnecessary consumption and increasing composting and donations to charity. 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 ...

  • Food and drink manufacturers to improve on waste prevention

    More UK food and drink manufacturers could improve on their waste prevention measures by reducing packaging and ingredient shrinkage, according to the Food and Drink Federation. The FDF has conducted 13 detailed waste prevention site reviews in conjunction with the Waste & Resources Action Programme in order to promote best practice across the sector. These reviews examined the waste being ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

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