It turns out food can be created from thin air after all…

That’s the bold claim from Solar Foods, which has created a new protein source made using carbon dioxide, water and electricity

Scotland hits record food waste recycling rate

Since 2013, the increase in the amount of food waste being recycled has prevented 41,500 tonnes of greenhouse gases being produced

McDonald’s puts the freeze on McFlurry plastic packaging

The ice cream will be served in 100% recyclable cardboard containers from September this year

Wasting food ‘is top cause of environmental guilt among Brits’

Around 35% of people questioned said binning food made them feel guilty about their personal impact on the environment

What a whey to make energy – a cheese-to-gas plant

The Wensleydale Creamery in Yorkshire has signed a deal to send its waste to the Leeming biogas plant, where it will be converted into energy

Bread and beer
Could a new beer be the best thing since sliced bread?

Toast Ale brews its Pale Ale, Craft Lager, Session IPA and American Pale Ale using unsold loaves and unused crusts that would otherwise be binned

Tesco
Tesco trials plastic-free fruit and veg

The supermarket says the pilot will see 45 of its products sold loose at two branches in Watford and Swindon

Greggs
Greggs sales keep on rolling thanks to vegan sausage roll

The bakery chain said the sustainable snack gained helped sales surge by 9.6% at the start of the year

Iceland
Iceland trials plastic-free fruit and veg packaging

The supermarket aims to test whether its consumers are willing to buy loose produce in a bid to reduce waste and protect the planet

Quinoa crops
Could trendy quinoa prove an unlikely climate change saviour?

Scientists in Dubai say it is among a group of crops that could ensure food supply despite soaring populations and worsening water scarcity