packed food waste News

  • Tesco says BOGOFL to food waste

    Retail giant Tesco has launched the first of its new “Buy One Get One Free Later” deals to help cut down on food waste. Over the next two weeks customers choosing pineapple, melon, salad and lettuce offers can claim their free product on the same day or pick one up the following week. It will only be valid for “short-code life-perishable products”. This means ...

  • 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 ...

  • B.C. TerraSphere technology passes food safety audit

    Converted Organics Inc. has announced today that the British Columbia facility operated by TerraSphere, a subsidiary of Converted Organics, has passed the last step in the rigorous CanadaGAP certification process. CanadaGAP (Good Agricultural Practices) is the name of the Canadian Horticultural Council's (CHC [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) On-Farm Food Safety Program which was launched in 2008. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • From Waste to Power

    Master Magnets Ltd recently completed a processing plant in Sweden, enabling a company to recycle and reuse their waste packing material as a fuel for a PowerStation. Sweden contains a number of power stations, providing the local communities with central heating and power for their households. In 2004 there was a power station in Pitea Northern Sweden keen on using an alternative fuel of ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • SugaRich invests in new shredding technology for specialist food recycling plant

    Food recycling specialist, SugaRich is overhauling the shredding technology it uses at its sophisticated Brackley plant to transform high calorific surplus food into energy-rich animal feed. SugaRich will now feed pallet loads of starch-rich biscuits, bread, crisps and more, straight from their haulage vehicles into a new organic waste shredder from UNTHA. The single shaft technology will then ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Water and food security - Increasing water-use efficiency in agriculture

    Water scarcity affects one in three people on Earth, and the problem could increase with population growth and as the impacts of climate change become more widespread. Water is our most abundant natural resource, but without doubt it is the most misused, undervalued, and least well managed staple of life. The demand for clean fresh water for human consumption and food production is rising almost ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Intelleflex Honored as a "Top Green Provider" for Delivering Sustainability Solutions for the Food Industry

    Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, announced today it has been named a "Top Green Provider" by Food Logistics Magazine. The editors of ...


  • Recession forces shoppers to `hate waste`

    Retail giant Asda has said that its customers are adopting a new mindset to ‘hate waste’. But it stressed that shoppers still need to do more to reduce their food waste. Asda said that the recession is already changing consumer behaviour. In a survey of 10,000 shoppers Asda found that ready meal sales were significantly down and sales of core ingredients up due to 43% of people doing more scratch ...

  • Morrisons to encourage customers to cut waste

    Supermarket Morrisons has launched its Great Taste Less Waste programme that aims to reduce the amount of food waste its customers create. The retailer has investigated the optimum ways to package fresh produce so that it lasts as long possible and aims to educate its customers on how best to store it at home. Speaking at a Local Government Association-organised debate on packaging, WM Morrison ...

  • Supermarkets reveal their waste lines at RWM

    Leading retailers including Asda and Marks & Spencer will share their strategies for reducing landfill costs and improving their green credentials at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (Birmingham NEC, 15 to 17 September 2009). To register for fast track entrance and to reserve your free seminar places visit ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • More than 20,000 kraft foods employees volunteer, make a delicious difference during global week of service

    Employees Mobilized in more than 50 Countries Largest Volunteer Event in Company History From the Middle East to the Midwest - and in hundreds of local communities in between - Kraft Foods employees volunteered in record numbers during this month's Delicious Difference Week, the company's annual week of community service. In partnership with hundreds of nonprofit partners, ...

  • EPA proposes site in New Jersey for the superfund list of hazardous waste sites

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add the Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc. site (also known as the James River Paper site) in Milford, Hunterdon County, New Jersey to the EPA’s National Priorities List (NPL) of sites with known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL ...

  • 2.1m tonnes of lunch waste going to UK landfills each year, new study shows

    Ham, bread, cheese, cold meats and other typical sandwich and lunchbox foods such as fruit, crisps and yogurts are forgotten and eventually binned, to the tune of GBP 5.06bn every year, while we buy sandwiches and take-aways at lunchtime. 2.1 million tonnes of food fit for a packed lunch is heading to landfill each year, including: GBP 821m worth of breads (530,000 tonnes), GBP 94m worth of ...

  • Hunting for Hidden Treasure - The International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology shows how waste can be turned into valuable resources

    Urban mining — the recovery of raw materials from waste — is the vision of the future for the global waste-management industry. This aims to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, but that's not all. For today, there are also increasingly good business reasons to recycle and reuse materials from the waste generated in advanced economies. This is because of a growing demand — and ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Unilever North America Reaches 100% Zero Waste to Landfill Across Distribution Centers

    Unilever North America today announced it has achieved 100% zero waste to landfill (ZLF) at all dedicated distribution centers in North America. Unilever reached its target of ZLF at all global factories in January. Reducing waste sent for disposal is a critical component of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.   Established in 2010, the Plan aims to halve Unilever’s ...


  • More to shelf life than meets the eye

    Food waste is a key topic for many food manufacturers and retailers, with the UK being one of the biggest offenders for unnecessary food waste. Shelf life being a critical consideration for the food processing industry. The industry has implemented many techniques including food preservation with use of salt, heat, freezing, vacuum packed food items as well as food waste projects including ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • Kraft says YES to improved sustainability

    Kraft Foods has launched an initiative to eliminate 100 million pounds of packaging material from its products worldwide by 2015. This commitment was the driver behind delivering the Yes Pack, Kraft's new sustainable flexible pouch for salad dressings to the foodservice industry. The Yes Pack is a stand-up pouch with dual handles, and a rigid screw cap closure that replaces the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Are we in danger of losing our basic cooking skills?

    Love Food Hate Waste is setting out to help restore lost culinary skills. Almost a quarter of parents surveyed via Mumsnet (24%) were not confident they could use leftovers to make another meal without resorting to a recipe. Building skills in the kitchen is vital if theUKis to tackle the £12.5 billion of good food and drink that gets thrown away fromUKhomes each year. ...

  • EPA awards $1.2 million to California communities to protect human health and reduce GHG emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that three communities in California, including one Indian tribe, were selected to receive a combined $1.2 million in funding through the Climate Showcase Communities Grant Program. The three recipients, Alameda County Waste Management Authority, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Humboldt Waste Management, were awarded funding for ...

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