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 […]

Wales aims to halve food waste by 2025

The Welsh Government has announced plans to halve food waste by 2025. Recent figures from WRAP reveal a 12% fall in household food waste between 2009 and 2015 – lower than the rest of the UK by around 9%. Welsh Environment Secretary Lesley Griffiths intends to consult on the 50% reduction plan. The announcement comes […]

Food waste plant bins greenhouse gas emissions

A new food waste recycling facility in the UK is expected to cut emissions at a volume equivalent to taking 86,000 cars off the road each year. Agrivert’s fifth anaerobic digestion plant, the £14 million site in Hertfordshire adds an additional 50,000 tonnes of capacity to the company’s existing network. Already operating at full power, the plant turns […]

New waste to energy facility opens in London

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility capable of processing more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year has been opened in London. The waste to energy plant in Dagenham is expected to generate 14 million m3 of biogas – enough to power around 12,600 homes every year. Developer ReFood claims it will help displace […]

IKEA serves up ‘smart’ solution to cut food waste

IKEA has announced plans to cut food waste by 50% by the end of the decade. It has implemented a “smart-scale solution” across more than 20% of its stores as part of its Food is Precious initiative. The technology includes a touch screen connected to a floor scale that carries a waste bin to measure […]