WRAP Sets Food Waste as its Number One Priority

WRAP has set food waste as its main priority for future policy and is preparing a more wide-reaching development of the current Courtauld commitments. Chief executive Liz Goodwin, set out her organisation’s strategy at a seminar on UK food waste … Read More

London Firms Save £100,000 by Cutting Down on Food Waste

Small businesses in London have managed to save more than £100,000 a year and have also prevented 70 tonnes of food from going to landfill by simply reducing the amount of food wasted. Fifteen companies have achieved savings of more … Read More

First Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Plant Introduced

Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones officially opened the Prosiect GwyriAD plant at a recycling plant in Llwyn Isaf, near Caernarfon, bringing online the country’s first purpose built anaerobic digestion (AD) for generating power from food waste. The £6m project which … Read More

The UK’s Hospitality and Food Service Sector Bill Tops £2.5bn

WRAP identifies astounding £2.5 billion food waste bill in the UK’s hospitality and food waste service sector An astounding £2.5 billion food waste bill in the UK’s hospitality and food service sector has been identified by WRAP, the organisation that … Read More

Food Waste Decreases by 1.1 Million Tonnes

According to the findings of a WRAP report, in the five years to 2012, food waste volumes available to the waste management industry have fallen by 1.1 million tonne. According to WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – … Read More

Labour Support for Landfill Ban on Food Waste Confirmed by Mary Creagh

Speaking at the Labour Party Annual Conference 2013 in Brighton earlier this week, Mary Creagh MP confirmed Labour’s intention to introduce a ban on food to landfill should they be successful at the 2015 general election. Creagh said: “A one … Read More

Supermarket Giant Pledges Action on Food Waste in its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

In its corporate responsibility report for 2013 the supermarket chain, Tesco, has pledged to take action on food waste and use its position to engineer social change. The report sets out a number of targets to reduce the waste of … Read More