food waste reduction News

  • Collaboration key to waste reduction

    The voluntary approach is the proven way to achieve lasting waste reduction in Scotland. As the Scottish Government begins the consultation process for its new National Waste Strategy today (Thursday), the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said notable successes, such as halving the number of single use carrier bags handed out, show how the voluntary approach achieves impressive results quickly – ...


    By British Retail Consortium

  • Cupertino honored as national food waste reduction innovation leader

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded the City of Cupertino (Calif.) its Food Recovery Challenge’s national Innovation Award for the city’s extensive efforts to reduce food waste. Cupertino’s efforts include leading-edge work to integrate food waste reduction goals into its business partnership with a local waste hauler and to aid local businesses compost their ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Lean and green: 2011 plan for waste reduction

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year? About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills. One way to avoid garbage ending up in landfills is to reduce waste. Oftentimes, when visiting with a client in our sustainability ...


    By 3BL Media

  • 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 ...

  • Ministers must move on waste mountain reduction

    Defra’s Waste Strategy has left England’s waste mountain with no clear targets for its reduction, and leaves 90% of waste without specific recycling targets. Government knowledge of commercial and industrial recycling rates is patchy and outdated. Instead, Defra’s Waste Strategy concentrates its efforts on achieving improved recycling rates in the domestic sector which accounts for only 10% of ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Government rejects calls to protect waste reduction funding

    Recommendations to ring-fence funding for waste reduction and restructure local authority weight-based targets have been rejected by the Government. This was the Government’s response to recommendations made in the House of Lords Waste Reduction report, published in August. The Government welcomed the report for highlighting the issue of business waste and waste reduction. But in its response, ...

  • UK supermarkets and suppliers focus on waste reduction & recycling

    Latest research published by WRAP’s Product Sustainability Forum (PSF) has led to supermarkets within the UK concentrate efforts on ways of improving the environmental performance of some of their products. The Co-operative Group and Sainsbury’s as well as food industry giants Nestle are exploring ways to improve their waste reduction and recycling efforts. PSF are supported ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA, USDA Join to Set Nation’s First Food Waste Reduction Goals with Charities and Private Companies

    On Wednesday, September 16, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiberg will join U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as well as private industry and charitable organizations to announce the United States’ first food waste reduction goals at City Harvest’s food recycling facility in Long Island City, N.Y. The announcement occurs just one week ...

  • A change in diet and reduction in food waste can help achieve sustainable land use

    The land use associated with food imports to Germany outweighs that of exported food, leaving the country with a ‘land debt’, new research suggests. However, reducing the amount of animal products in the diet and minimising food waste could enable the country to achieve a positive land balance, the researchers conclude. Many countries in Europe rely on agricultural imports from other, ...

  • City of Cupertino Honored with U.S. EPA National Award for Innovative Food Waste Reduction Efforts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Jared Blumenfeld, today will award the City of Cupertino the national Food Recovery Challenge Innovation Award at a ceremony held at Asian-specialty food store Marina Food in Cupertino, Calif. The City is being recognized for its unique partnership with waste hauler Recology to reduce food waste and ...

  • Vertal inc will attend the 2012 Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference on Nov 12-13, 2012

    The Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference is a professional symposium designed for attendees in both the public and private sector working in the fields of composting and organics recycling. During the 1.5 day conference, attendees will gain new insights to create successful food waste diversion programs in both residential and commercial settings. We will explore a diverse array of organics ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Advancing a Waste Prevention and Reduction Agenda in Canada

    Waste generation – ranging from food to packaging and beyond – is one of Canada’s leading economic and environmental challenges facing cities and communities across the country. Canada’s National Zero Waste Council is a new cross-sectoral leadership initiative tackling this challenge head on, driving forward a national waste prevention and reduction ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Innovative composting system halves waste reduction time

    Independent composting firm Greenview Environmental is opening the first of four cutting edge ‘organic refineries’ next month. Using an in-vessel aeration system developed by Greenview Environmental founder John Jardine, the refinery will start production on 1 July in Corby. The IVAS composting technology reduces kerb-collected municipal and commercial organic waste to soil improver in just six ...

  • Advancing a Waste Prevention and Reduction Agenda in Canada

    The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), in collaboration with Metro Vancouver and GLOBE 2014, invites you to a Special Session at the Globe 2014 International Forum on Business and the Environment in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PEL Waste Reduction Equipment Review 2013

    2013 has been a good year for PEL and we would like to thank you for all your support. Sales have seen high growth and we have continued to invest in research and development and improve our existing products. PEL has increased our product options to meet our customers’ demands. All PEL balers are now available with an optional automatic cycle.  ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

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