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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Food waste specialists Feedback and FoodCycle are teaming up to train over 4,000 young people to reclaim surplus food through gleaning and to cook this food for vulnerable people.
Sustain respond by encouraging more work to tackle food waste, building on the many good intiatives already underway in the UK.
The achievements of the Mayor of London’s award-winning FoodSave scheme have been celebrated at City Hall, following a two year project helping over 200 organisations in and around the capital to reduce food waste and put surplus food to good use.
Almost 200 people gathered at London’s City Hall on 29 January to celebrate the launch of a new online map designed to stop good food going to waste. The map, developed by charity Plan Zheroes, enables businesses with surplus food to send alerts to local charities that may be able to put it to good use. Attendees at the launch heard from speakers including writer and campaigner Jack Monroe, who talked about her own experience of going hungry, and applauded Plan Zheroes for their efforts to tackle food waste and alleviate food poverty.
In an article in The Times, Niki Charalampopoulou, of Sustain member Feedback, reveals that the latest supermarkets figures on the food they waste are misleading as they do not include their role in the waste occuring elsewhere in the supply chain.
Surplus food from all four markets is being used to feed disadvantaged Londoners. With the help of Plan Zheroes, a Hackney hostel run by Look Ahead Care & Support is now collecting surplus produce from Broadway Market each Saturday. Traders in Brixton Village and neighbouring Market Row are donating unsold food to Brixton's Ruach City Church, to be used in a weekly lunch for homeless people. 'London Food Rescue Network' City Harvest is collecting surplus fruit and vegetables from wholesale market New Covent Garden and delivering them to various local charities feeding people in need.
This week the Pilion Trust started collecting surplus food from local businesses Meat N16, Stoke Newington Fruit and Veg and Green Ln Larder. Big thanks from the FoodSave team to all three businesses whose donations will make a real difference to the youth shelter project run by the Pilion Trust.
A new food waste initiative is operating out of Borough Market, sending unsold bread, fruit and veg to the local Dragon Café, to be served up to disadvantaged and vulnerable local people.
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