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Tackling Food Waste Is Like A Workout At The Gym

Tackling Food Waste Is Like A Workout At The Gym | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Although the importance of reducing food waste is almost as well known as the importance of being health, it is just as easy to tell yourself that you’re d
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MEPs urged to halve food waste with crucial vote | Resource Magazine

MEPs urged to halve food waste with crucial vote | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee have been urged to impose a 50 per cent food waste reduction target in a vote on food waste regulations next week that will shape the EU’s policy on the matter for the next 15 years.
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We have supported this petition calling for food waste to be halved. It includes simple actions that the European Parliament can take.

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New app hoping to revolutionise restaurants’ treatment of surplus food that is Too Good To Go | Resource Magazine

New app hoping to revolutionise restaurants’ treatment of surplus food that is Too Good To Go | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new app is hoping to address the 600,000 tonnes of food waste created by UK restaurants every year while providing discounted meals to those in need. 
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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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The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal--Will It Survive?

The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal--Will It Survive? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Politicians talk big about supporting innovation, but as home-cooking startup Josephine discovered, the system isn't designed that way.
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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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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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WRAP unveils action plan to boost food waste recycling in England

WRAP unveils action plan to boost food waste recycling in England | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Strategy aims to boost food recycling by scaling up collections, improving communication and ensuring better collection quality,Waste ,food,Zero Waste,Waste To Energy,anaerobic digestion
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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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Tesco's food waste climbed by 4% last year

Tesco's food waste climbed by 4% last year | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
As Tesco's chief executive used a keynote speech in Cape Town to implore companies to do more to tackle food waste, the UK supermarket revealed that its own food waste had increased by 4% to 59,400 tonnes last year. - edie news centre
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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.
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Mobile Pantries Get Fresh Food to Where People Need It Most

Mobile Pantries Get Fresh Food to Where People Need It Most | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
As food insecurity spikes, food banks are using refrigerated trucks to bring fresh food directly to communities nationwide.
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Charity link-up leads to M&S food waste drop | Resource Magazine

Charity link-up leads to M&S food waste drop | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
M&S has reduced its stores’ food waste by nine per cent through its charity redistribution schemes, according to its 2016 ‘Plan A’ report.
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Sainsbury's sees surge in demand for regional food waste campaign

Sainsbury's sees surge in demand for regional food waste campaign | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
As the spotlight on reducing consumer food waste intensified this week, Sainsbury's director of corporate affairs Louise Evans has revealed that the supermarket has seen a surge in applications from town and cities to take part in its campaign to tackle household food waste. - edie news centre
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Popular demand for food waste reduction schemes. Retailers and Civil Society need to harness this energy for a zero waste society

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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
Matthew Franklin's insight:

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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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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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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WRAP launches food waste recycling plan for England

WRAP launches food waste recycling plan for England | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new five-point action plan aimed at improving household and commercial food waste recycling and collection was launched by WRAP today (7 July) in Birmingham. - 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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FareShare redistributed a record number of meals last year, but it's just 'the tip of the food waste iceberg' | Resource Magazine

FareShare redistributed a record number of meals last year, but it's just 'the tip of the food waste iceberg' | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Food redistribution charity FareShare received enough surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers to provide 18.3 million meals in 2014/15, but says that charities 'urgently' need more food made available to them.
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This Florida Microbrewery Created a Biodegradable Six-Pack Ring Safe for Marine Life

This Florida Microbrewery Created a Biodegradable Six-Pack Ring Safe for Marine Life | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Lovers of beer and marine life rejoice. A Florida microbrewery, a New York–based advertising agency, and a Mexico-based biodegradables company have te
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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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‘Collaboration and consensus’ key to increasing food waste capture | Resource Magazine

‘Collaboration and consensus’ key to increasing food waste capture | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The REA and LARAC have resolved their differences and jointly called for industry and local authority collaboration in the search for improved government policy around food waste collections.
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