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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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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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Five charts that explain who gets hit hardest by food price rises

Five charts that explain who gets hit hardest by food price rises | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Benin, Mozambique and Nepal are among countries most exposed to climate change, water scarcity and food price volatility
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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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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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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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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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The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat

The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
New research suggests wasted food is a major source of greenhouse gases.
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