Businesses part of The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 have issued a call to action to simplify and standardize food date labels worldwide by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste as Champions 12.3 releases a progress report on global efforts to reduce food waste.
Three days of expert discussion and presentations covered a lot of waste and resources ground at the RWM Conference in Birmingham this week. Here’s a snapshot of some of the things that we picked up wandering the show floor.
ReFood Commercial Director Philip Simpson suggests the recently announced £200-million waste budget boost for local authorities is masking rising landfill disposal costs, for which there are economic alternatives.
The first ever World Biogas Association conference will be held in December on the anniversary of the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol as resource experts come together to discuss carbon pricing and the circular economy.
WRAP is calling for local and national organisations to join it in taking joined-up action to help residents cut food waste as it starts a new phase in the organisation’s consumer food waste prevention strategy.
The Trades Union Congress has supported an emergency motion condemning Birmingham City Council’s decision to go back on an Acas-brokered deal with Unite following the resignation of council leader John Clancy over his handling of the bin dispute.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is relaunching its predecessor’s investigation into the impact of disposable drinks packaging on the environment, after the original inquiry was disrupted by the general election.
Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc. have found a way to implement a circular supply chain for aluminium for car bodies, by recycling the metal from end-of-life vehicles to be used in the manufacture of new cars.
One of the many predictions prior to the adoption of the MRF Code of Practice in 2015 was that operators would either have to invest heavily in new technology to meet the new reporting requirements or go bust. More than two years down the line it is clear that whilst the fears of mass closure of MRFs have, thankfully, not come to pass, some parts of the sector are indeed gradually becoming more... More