food waste system News

  • 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 ...

  • Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste

    This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse gas over 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • GaiaRecycle Introduces Small-Volume Onsite Food Waste Recycling System

    Designed for Elementary Schools and Small Restaurants PALO ALTO, CA – GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the new G-30H modular model to address the food waste processing needs typically found in small restaurants and elementary schools. The GaiaRecycle G-30H system, featuring 66 lbs per day ...


  • ABB control system helps turn food waste into fuel

    2009-08-18 - Small bioethanol plants in Finland are using local food waste to make a low-carbon gasoline and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA is making it possible. St1 Biofuels Oy is the only bioethanol producer in the world making biofuel from food waste. The originators of the process say the fuel can reduce carbon dioxide ...


    By ABB

  • 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 ...

  • Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change – The Hidden Connection

    If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States. Yet, the connection between food waste and climate change is often missing. UTC Building & Industrial Systems has released a new book to connect the issues of hunger, resource conservation and climate change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Monitoring food loss and waste essential to hunger fight

    Keeping track of the enormity and nature of food loss and waste is essential to reducing the problem and to speeding efforts to eliminate hunger globally, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen. "FAO estimates that each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is ...

  • 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 ...

  • The potential to prevent 280,000 tonnes of food waste in Sweden

    Over a third of all food waste in Sweden is avoidable, according to new research. If such waste minimisation were achieved, there would be less potential for biogas production, but the researchers suggest that this does not represent a compromise because it is currently performed on only a very small amount of waste food. The environmental impacts of food production mean that minimising food ...

  • Fowex waste food disposal unit for Antarctica

    Further endorsement of the efficiency and environmental benefits of the Fowex organic waste food disposal system comes with the news that Leighs Construction has specified it for inclusion in their upgrade to the kitchen and mess facilities at the award winning Hillary Field Centre at Arrival Heights in Antarctica. The renovation is part of an ongoing upgrade by Antarctica New Zealand of the ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • One third of food produced for humans is lost or wasted

    Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The document, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, was commissioned by FAO from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) for Save Food!, an international congress being held in Düsseldorf 16-17 May ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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