Supermarkets urged to step up to the plate and halve food waste

Every year 100,000 tonnes of ‘readily available and perfectly edible’ food – equivalent to 250m meals a year – is thrown away

Heathrow unveils green plan for airport restaurants

A new initiative aimed at encouraging food and drink retailers in Heathrow Airport to cut their environmental impact has been launched. The airport has partnered with Sustainable Restaurant Association and published an ‘Ingredients for Success’ guide, which proposes a set of green targets. It includes reducing energy use by 10% for every person served, saving water, […]

Waste fat will power UK’s biggest sewage works

Waste fat and oil from restaurants and clogged up drains underground (pictured) will soon power the UK’s largest sewage works. A new power station at Beckton in East London opening in 2015 will be the world’s largest fat-fuelled plant, it was announced this week. The Combined Heat and intelligent Power (CHiP) station will be built […]

Costa coffee owner cuts its carbon

Ever think about how much carbon goes into making your coffee? It’s a question the owner of the Costa coffee chain has thought about – and it says it has saved more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, cut the same amount of carbon as taking […]