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Exclusive: Tesco boss calls for greater transparency to tackle food waste

Exclusive: Tesco boss calls for greater transparency to tackle food waste | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Retailers are showing a "growing appetite" to collaborate to tackle food waste, but still need to provide clearer information and deliver better reporting standards to drive change, the chief executive of Britain's largest supermarket group has told edie. - edie news centre
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There is no question about it, food waste is a growing problem. How it is tackled matters. We need to ensure that any efforts to prevent food waste follow the 'Food Waste Hierarchy'

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Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings

Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Asda customers have saved £57 a year on average after the supermarket chain launched a campaign to tackle domestic food waste. - edie news centre
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How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change

How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Feeding more than 7 billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity while starvation is rampant elsewhere shows part of the problem revolves around distribution and social equity. But agricultural methods pose some o
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If you want to find out more about similar ideas for tackling climate change make sure to look in the 'Marin Carbon Project'.

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M&S expands redistribution trials for frozen perishable food

M&S expands redistribution trials for frozen perishable food | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been provided with 'assured advice' from Westminster City Council to expand a trial aiming to redistribute chilled and perishable food waste to local charities. - edie news centre
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Can Walmart's food labels make a dent in America's $29bn food waste problem?

Can Walmart's food labels make a dent in America's $29bn  food waste problem? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The retail giant will now require its suppliers to use a new date label designed to ease safety worries and prevent food from being tossed away too early
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Infographic: Compost Impacts More Than You Think

Infographic: Compost Impacts More Than You Think | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
It’s International Compost Awareness Week (#ICAW) (May 1st-7th) and we are releasing an infographic every day to illustrates the many ways compost goes much deeper than dirt. Composting is the aerobic decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms. It transforms raw materials—such as leaves, grass clippings, garden trimmings, food scraps, animal manure, and agricultural residues—into compost, a valuable earthy-smelling…
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A fantastic infographic on the impacts of compost!

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Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe

Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
France’s ban on supermarkets throwing away unwanted food has led to greater calls for laws on food waste, campaigners say
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Waste Not, Want More: The Real Junk Food Project

Waste Not, Want More: The Real Junk Food Project | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Northern Soul's Chris Payne enjoys a special treat as Mary-Ellen and her sous chef Deb Burton cook at his home in the name of The Real Junk Food Project.
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London boroughs urged to promote circular economy through food waste reduction

London boroughs urged to promote circular economy through food waste reduction | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
London boroughs need to develop the "circular economy of food" by separating food waste collection from general waste in order to rejuvenate plateauing recycling rates and boost activity in surrounding anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. - edie news centre
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Scotch egg company claims to have cracked problem of eggshell waste

Scotch egg company claims to have cracked problem of eggshell waste | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An egg mayonnaise supplier has partnered with scientists at Leicester University to turns eggshells into a filler for plastics
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Businesses, suppliers and governments must collaborate to tackle food waste, says William Jackson

Businesses, suppliers and governments must collaborate to tackle food waste, says William Jackson | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
All of the major players in the food industry must work closer together to ensure greater harmonisation throughout the supply chain when it comes to tackling food waste, William Jackson Food Group's sustainability director has said. - edie news centre
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