Every little helps (to reduce food waste)!

Tesco will stop providing best before dates to prevent “perfectly edible food from being thrown away”

Global food waste treatment ‘could slash emissions by equivalent of all EU cars’

The World Biogas Association says anaerobic digestion can recycle inedible food waste into clean heat and power, transport fuel and fertilisers

Co-op implements fresh scheme to end food waste

The Co-op Food Share campaign will have a phased roll out during 2018

Sainsbury’s dumps £10m food waste initiative

The ‘Waste Less, Save More’ project was launched in 2015 to help consumers reduce food waste and ultimately save money

It’s smooth sailing for sustainable suppers

An Italian cruise holiday operator has committed to halving food waste on board its ships by 2020. Costa Cruises has unveiled its 4GOODFOOD programme, which aims to streamline food preparation processes and encourage its guests and crew members to throw less away. The company says around 54 million meals are prepared on its vessels each […]

Energy plant to turn food waste into ‘coal’

A planned facility in North Lincolnshire will be able to convert high-moisture biomass such as food waste into coal-like solid fuels. Fuel manufacturer CPL Industries aims to install what it says will be the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) unit at an existing facility in Immingham. The plant, which is scheduled to begin production […]

Co-op shelves food waste with best-before switch-up

  Food will soon be sold past its best-before date across Co-op stores in the East of England. The grocer says the move aims to significantly reduce food waste by selling tinned, packaged and dried products for only 10p, for a month after their labelled best-before dates. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises food past […]

Bristol firms buzzing over new Bio-Bee waste vehicle

  A new bus that runs on the food waste it collects from commercial businesses in Bristol has been launched. Bio-Bee collects and takes the food waste to GENeco’s anaerobic digestion plant in Avonmouth, where it is processed and turned into biogas or low carbon electricity for homes and communities. The biogas is either used […]

Food waste collections ‘needed to get London green’

London could slash landfill volumes by introducing separate food waste collections. That’s according to a new report from the London Assembly Environment Committee, which suggests the capital can become more sustainable and create new jobs by adopting a circular economy model where recycling, reusing and reducing waste are prioritised. It shows in 2016, local authorities […]

Starbucks cuts food waste latte in the day

Starbucks is to tackle food waste in the UK by offering discounts towards the end of the day. The coffeehouse chain’s initiative will see all leftover food in the last hour of trading to be sold at half-price – the proceeds will support charity partner Action Against Hunger’s global fight against child malnutrition. Following a […]