Communal, community-based fridges filled with surplus food from local businesses and households could provide an effective new way of reducing perishable food waste, according to Sainsbury’s, which today (20 July) has launched the Community Fridge Network.
Sainsbury’s has partnered with behaviour change charity Hubbub and fridge manufacturer Bosch to launch the network of fridges located across the UK, open for everyone in the community to use.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
A plastics economy based on a circular economy approach could ‘transform’ the plastics industry and ‘drastically reduce’ its environmental impact, according to a report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The UK’s food system will face increasing challenges over the next decade if we don’t embrace a ‘business unusual’ approach to the way we manufacture, sell and consume food, a new Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) report suggests.
A new collaborative scheme at Reading Festival will study behavioural causes of festival waste and trial new services in an attempt to reduce the 20 tonnes of reusable waste left at the site each year.
Energy efficiency is often seen as an ecological holy grail, promising economic growth and environmental protection, but scientists are increasingly cautioning that the ‘rebound effect’ means this might not be so. Libby Peake learns more
It turns out that the tried and tested waste statistic hasn’t been all that tested – and others ought to be tried. Eunomia’s Emma Gowing and Steve Watson describe how to breathe new life into public engagement