Food waste audits at schools uncover how much is wasted and what the solutions are to avoid vegetables being wasted.
Three Wasteless suppers have taken place in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, preserving, pickling, cooking and serving around 261 kilos of food and feeding 155 guests and volunteers.
Last month Tesco announced they will stop labelling many fresh items with ‘best before’ dates but new research from YouGov shows that this will result in people buying less fruit and veg.
Sustain member FareShare reports on an incredibly successful year which has seen them make enormous strides in food waste.
Marks and Spencer sandwich makers generate thousands of surplus slices each day, so a new beer made using those cast-offs can only be a good thing, right? Chris Young looks beyond the PR exercise and isn’t so sure.
Founded by two brothers with over 15 years’ experience working in the fruit and vegetable industry, UGO Fresh connects shops and restaurants with excess fresh produce with local customers.
Having published the No Loaf Lost guide in January 2018, the Real Bread Campaign can now announce the names of the first ten bakeries to sign the No Loaf Lost pledge to slice loaf surplus and waste.
Resource Efficient Scotland is offering free support to small and medium sized food businesses in Scotland to help them cut down the surplus they generate.
Today, Love Food Hate Waste launches a four-week campaign to help people stop their loaf leftovers in the bread bin ending up in the bin bin.
A new report by Feedback reveals the shocking scale of food waste on farms.
This Is Rubbish welcome the new EU Waste Framework Directive but call for individual countries to set binding targets on food waste.
In January, Defra opened the Food Waste Reduction Fund to expressions of interest from not-for-profit organisations in England.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has joined a campaign to cut food waste by 50% in the next 12 years. Aldi plans on redistributing surplus food through FareShare and other food waste charities.
Sustain and our Capital Growth network are listed in SHARECITY’s new directory of 200 active initiatives in the capital.
Ahead of the 10th annual Real Bread Week in February, the Real Bread Campaign has created a new surplus reduction guide for small bakeries.
The government has put £500,000 into a new Food Waste Reduction Fund. The money is available for charities who redistribute surplus food to those who need it.
The surplus reduction guide to help small bakeries save dough.
The Marine Conservation Society are asking the public to sign their petition to introduce levies on single use plastic items. They believe that plastic cups, cutlery, straws, bottles, lids and stirrers are too cheap and their price doesn’t reflect the damage they do to nature.
With its new No Loaf Lost guide due for publication in January 2018, the Real Bread Campaign is playing a role in a collective effort to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.
Major new guidance on labelling sets to change the way we think of food in a bid to cut down waste at home. The research also found that four times as much surplus food could be re-distributed to help feed people.
Please vote for the Campaign for Better Hospital Food’s new Patient Jury.
The government has rejected recommendations from a committee of MPs on the best way to reduce food waste. Sustain member Feedback, who campaign to tackle food waste, are now launching a petition calling on Michael Gove to support EU targets.
There are growing numbers of initiatives and enterprises working to reduce the amount of surplus loaves that are wasted. Now the Real Bread Campaign is working to help bakeries tackle the surplus they produce in the first place.
The waste-reduction agency WRAP has conducted its first investigation into food waste on farms, looking at two commercially important crops -- lettuce and strawberries. It found significant waste, and big differences between farms.
Sustain member Feedback, which campaigns against food waste in all its forms, is celebrating a major victory after the UK's biggest grocer agreed to halve food waste along its key supply chains, make its food waste data public, and extend food waste reporting to other countries where it operates.
Waste less, Live More Week is Keep Britain Tidy's annual campaign to help us all reduce our environmental impact, while improving the health and happiness of ourselves and each other. Susain is delighted that this year's theme is food waste.
Wales, already the UK leader in recycling, has become the latest nation to set an ambitious food waste target -- and there is still time to respond to the wide-ranging consultation on 'Rethinking Food in Wales'.
Do you recycle your food waste or is it something you avoid? What would make it easier for you to recycle your food waste at home? What do you think of your council's food waste collection service? Share your views and help make changes.
Pioneered in London by the People’s Fridge in Brixton (see Jellied Eel issue 54), these are communal chillers where people and businesses can reduce waste by sharing surplus food with other members of the local community.
Zoe McIntyre meets Urban Food Awards 2016 winner Hazel Griffiths, founder of Tottenham-based Fruit Magpie.
Help campaign for the European Council to accept ambitious food waste reduction targets, which will set EU food waste policy for the next 14 years.
Crumbs Brewing has teamed up with Chalk Hills Bakery to become the latest initiative to turn a slice of the UK enormous loaf surplus into beer.
In one of its last acts before dissolution, the Efra committee published the report of its inquiry into food waste in England, calling for mandatory targets for waste and disposal.
Fewer multibuys, clearer information on how long products can be stored for, packaging that helps to avoid waste, and less 'grading out' of produce on cosmetic grounds are among the demands made to supermarkets in a new report.
Airlines generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration – and it cost them £400m. A lot of it was mini wine bottles, half-eaten lunch trays and plastic utensils, so it's good to learn that several airlines are taking steps to reduce their disastrous waste footprint.
While Asda announces plans to sell 'free range' milk in some of its stores, Sainsbury's abandons a target of getting consumers to halve their food waste.
In December 2016, London Food Link brought together Organico and Plan Zheroes to save nearly 600 Christmas goodies from going to waste, and help two charities bring some festive cheer.
A survey has found that only 3% of people feel there is a social stigma attached to wasting food. Millennials, in particular, see food as a throwaway item, with social media fuelling the problem.
Feedback announces its new Executive Director -- the founder of the Orchard Project, Carina Millstone.
On 8 February 2017, The People’s Fridge launched the capital’s first community chiller at Pop Brixton.
The food industry has set itself a new target for the amount of food it 'redistributes' to charities and other recipients, which is to be welcomed -- although it leaves systemic problems with oversupply and food poverty unaddressed.
A new paper from the Food Research Collaboration argues that using wasted food to feed hungry people distracts from underlying problems of surplus production and food insecurity.
On 24 January, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a proposal to reduce food waste in the EU by 50% by 2030. Campaigners are urged to sign here to show their support. Action is urgently needed because a new report by the EU's own auditors has found that the EU's activities so far have been inadequate.
The food wasted in China in restaurants alone could feed 30-50 million people. Along with food losses from the supply chain and domestic kitchens, this represents a massive waste of resources, plus substantial methane emissions from landfill. But the good news is that the problem is at last being recognised.
An NGO-led campaign that encourages retailers to promote food close to or beyond its sell-by date is transforming the way Danes see damaged or out-of-date food.
Recyclers, local authorities and waste management companies have at last come together to produce a definitive list of what can and cannot be accepted for recycling at the kerbside.
Farehare's ninth annual neighbourhood food collect-a-thon needs volunteers.
Sustain member Friends of the Earth has joined other campaign groups to launch a petition to get a strong European waste target into UK law before Brexit.
Team outings need not be endless strategy meetings or dinner at a stuffy restaurant – new social enterprise is showing how they can be a fruitful way of spending time together while doing good.
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