Fish and chips ‘under threat from climate change’

British dishes could become more expensive or have to use alternative ingredients as global warming increases

Aldi commits to halving food waste by 2030

Aldi has committed to halving food waste in its business by 2030. The supermarket chain made the announcement as it joined the Champions 12.3 network, which aims to reduce food waste in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It will also work with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to better engage its […]

Water firm branches out with food waste-to-energy plant

A Welsh water firm has acquired a food waste recycling plant in Cardiff. Welsh Water Infrastructure, a part of the not-for-profit Glas Cymru group, hopes to use the anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting plant as part of its plans to further develop its clean energy business. The facility is located within the company’s Cardiff Wastewater […]

UK bins 6m tonnes of avoidable food waste each year

The UK throws away at least 10 million tonnes of food every year, of which six million tonnes is avoidable. That’s according to a new government report, which suggests every £1 spent on influencing consumers to throw away less could result in public benefits of up to £6.50. It says global food production is responsible […]

Poor food labelling ‘has passed its sell-by date’

A sustainability charity has published new food-labelling guidance to help producers and supermarkets reduce waste. WRAP says insufficient and inaccurate descriptions on packaging are to blame for two million tonnes of food thrown away in the UK each year. It suggests only applying ‘Use By’ dates in cases when safety requires it and says using […]

Almost third of UK expect to go cold to save money

Almost a third of UK adults expect to go without gas or power at some point this winter in order to be able to afford their energy bills. That’s according to a new survey from npower, which reveals 46% aim to reduce their heating use while around 4% are planning to make savings by cutting […]

Food and farming go green with £40m grant

A £40 million grant scheme has been launched to boost sustainability and productivity among UK farmers and food processors. Announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, the initiative aims to boost investment in innovative new technology and equipment such as robotics to help livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural farmers to reduce cost or improve product quality. […]

Is North Korea rocketing towards algae energy?

North Korea could be growing algae in an attempt to diversify its energy resources and become more independent. That’s the suggestion from 38 North, part of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, which claims a blooming algae industry could allow the isolated nation to “mitigate the negative effects of sanctions both on the […]

Sainsbury’s and Bosch get behind community fridges

Sainsbury’s and Bosch are among companies supporting a new network of community fridges across the UK. Environmental charity Hubbub aims to set up 50 sites across the UK within the next year to redistribute unwanted perishable food to low-income households in the local area and cut down on waste. The average British family wastes £470 a year by throwing […]

Leaders ‘must track green tech uptake in agriculture’

A new methodology has been developed to track the uptake of green technology in the agriculture and food (agrifood) sector. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) say food production and supply chains consume nearly a third of […]