Food Waste

22nd August 2018
Consistency Calls

Consistency Calls

ReFood UK’s Philip Simpson responds to the suggestions by Defra that the Resources and Waste Strategy is unlikely to include mandatory food waste collections for local authorities, and looks at why a consistent approach to food waste collection is key … Continue reading

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22nd August 2018
Global Food Loss & Waste To Reach 2

Global Food Loss & Waste To Reach 2.1bn Tonnes, Study Finds

Annual food loss and waste are expected to grow “explosively” between now and 2030, according to a model developed by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). However, it says “aggressive” action by companies, agricultural players, governments, and others can change that … Continue reading

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20th August 2018
A Third Of Fruit And Veg Crop Too “Ugly” To Sell

A Third Of Fruit And Veg Crop Too “Ugly” To Sell

More than one-third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because it is misshapen or the wrong size, University of Edinburgh research suggests. More than 50m tonnes of fruit and vegetables grown across Europe are discarded each year, … Continue reading

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13th August 2018
Lidl Launches A Trial To Reduce Fruit And Veg Waste In Store

Lidl Launches A Trial To Reduce Fruit And Veg Waste In Store

Lidl UK has announced that it will become the first supermarket to introduce ‘Too Good to Waste’ fruit and vegetable boxes, containing items that are no longer considered at their perfect best, but are still perfectly good to eat. Too … Continue reading

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2nd August 2018
First English AD Plant Certified Under Performance Scheme

First English AD Plant Certified Under Performance Scheme

Bore Hill Farm Biodigester has become the first English anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to be certified under a new certification scheme that recognises good operational, environmental, and health and safety performance at UK AD plants.  The plant, based in Warminster in Wiltshire and run by … Continue reading

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16th July 2018
Food Waste Report: Surplus Food Redistribution Increased 50% In 2 Years

Food Waste Report: Surplus Food Redistribution Increased 50% In 2 Years

A new food waste report by WRAP shows that surplus food redistribution from retailers, manufacturers and hospitality and food services businesses increased by 50% in just two years. The report is published as eight charities and not-for-profit groups are set … Continue reading

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13th July 2018
Food Waste Project Launched To Fight Food Poverty In Hull

Food Waste Project Launched To Fight Food Poverty In Hull

Cranswick plc are launching a major new initiative to reduce food waste and tackle food poverty in Hull. In an industry first, the fresh food manufacturer is pleased to announce they are creating a new stakeholder collective, partnering with OLIO, the … Continue reading

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4th July 2018
WRAP To Update Household Food Waste Arising Estimates

WRAP To Update Household Food Waste Arising Estimates

WRAP is producing updated estimates of the total food waste arising from the UK households and collected by local authorities. Previous estimates have been made for 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015, but as consumer habits and collection systems change, … Continue reading

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