Food Waste

24th July 2017
Over A Quarter Throw Food Away Every Day, Waitrose Poll Finds

Over A Quarter Throw Food Away Every Day, Waitrose Poll Finds

More than a quarter of people throw away food every day, with an estimated 10% of all groceries binned amounting to £364 a year, according to a poll issued by Waitrose. Salad leaves, bread, fruit and vegetables, as well as leftovers and open … Continue reading

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14th July 2017
WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report has found a number of changes since last year, most notable a drop in Material Recovery Facilities (MRF), Anaerobic Digestion (AD), and Energy from Waste (EfW) gate fees, whilst landfill gate fees have increased. In-vessel … Continue reading

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13th July 2017
Neil Parish MP Elected As EFRA Committee Chair

Neil Parish MP Elected As EFRA Committee Chair

Following yesterday’s elections for the chairs of Parliament’s select committees, it is the Conservative MP, Neil Parish, who will chair the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. The chairs of the departmental select committees were announced by the Speaker, the … Continue reading

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6th July 2017
WRAP Consults On Updating Food Label Guidance

WRAP Consults On Updating Food Label Guidance

WRAP is currently working with UK Governments and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to update industry guidance on the application of on-pack date and related advice (storage and freezing guidance) with the aim of reducing food waste. The guidance aims … Continue reading

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20th June 2017
IKEA Announces Aim To Cut Food Waste By 50%

IKEA Announces Aim To Cut Food Waste By 50%

The IKEA initiative, Food is Precious, aims to cut food waste in its food operations by 50% by the end of its fiscal year 2020. It has also announced it is a new member of Champions 12.3, the global coalition … Continue reading

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7th June 2017
The Real Junk Food Project Could Face Prosecution [UPDATED]

The Real Junk Food Project Could Face Prosecution [UPDATED]

The Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) couls face prosecution for selling out-of-date food destined for landfill, after West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTSS) said it found more than 400 items past their use-by date in its Leeds warehouse. According to reports … Continue reading

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31st May 2017
Food Wasted In The US Could Feed 84% Of Americans, Study Finds

Food Wasted In The US Could Feed 84% Of Americans, Study Finds

Food wasted by Americans could provide a 2,000 calorie diet to 84% of the country’s population, according to a study by a researcher at Johns Hopkins University. Programme director at the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future, Dr … Continue reading

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30th May 2017
Tesco Re-sealable Salad Bags Help Customers Cut Food Waste

Tesco Re-sealable Salad Bags Help Customers Cut Food Waste

Tesco has launched new re-sealable salad bags in a bid to help its customers waste less food. Salads are one of the UK’s most wasted foods by households, according to data from retail analysts EPOS. Figures show that Brits throw … Continue reading

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