Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:14

Unsold food should not be considered waste

18.01.2012 - Each year, supermarkets are obliged to dispose of hundreds of tonnes of unsold out-of-date food, and should be trying to do so in an ecologically responsible manner. Changed labelling regulations, end of season excess stock, production line changeover items, out-dated packaging, discontinued products, misshapen fruits and vegetables, as well as slight label or weight inaccuracies are the cause of this. Currently, supermarkets pay waste disposal companies to collect their unsold food, which is later either incinerated, at cost, or placed in landfill sites, which are then respons...

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The local campaign in North London was based upon UK-wide research and a campaign by WRAP. The research showed that households could save up to £50 per month by reducing their food waste and that nationally around a third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away, most of which could still have been eaten.

The campaign involved a variety of activities (which have been based upon effective campaigns delivered in other areas) including:
food waste roadshows, a recipe competition for residents, community kitchen workshops, events with local businesses, a media campaign and...

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Monday, 19 December 2011 14:16

Decrease of food waste in the UK

19.12.2011 - In the wake of the European Week for Waste Reduction, which was designed to promote the necessity of reducing waste, it is clear that all across Europe, initiatives have been successful in reducing waste.

Of particular note is the case of the United Kingdom, where a reduction in food waste of 13% has been recorded for a three-year period. The organization WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) in the UK has recently documented that the reduction in food waste has prevented 11 tones of waste from being placed in land...

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