IKEA has introduced a new food waste initiative, Food is Precious, aiming to cut food waste by 50 per cent by the end of 2020, and has doubled down on its commitment by joining Champions 12.3, the global coalition for food waste hosted by the World Resource Institute.
A group of world-famous chefs are spreading the word about the growing problem of food waste through an Anthony Bourdain-backed documentary – ‘WASTED! The Story of Food Waste’ – which will get its UK premiere in London next week.
MEPs have called on the EU to step up its actions on fighting food waste, unanimously agreeing proposals around making redistribution of surplus food easier and imposing labelling improvements on products.
The European Parliament has voted to take on proposals to raise the European recycling target to 70 per cent by 2030 and to determine a single calculation method for recycling rates ahead of negotiations for the EU’s Circular Economy Package.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including an appointment at Feedback, modernised recycling in Hackney, recycling for Sheffield Wednesday and a big night of catching Brighton fly-tippers.
EU action on food waste has been ‘fragmented’ and ‘intermittent’, despite a number of policies having the potential to make a big difference, a new report from the European Court of Auditors has found.