IKEA has committed to cutting food waste produced by its food operations by 50 per cent before the end of 2020 using a new smart solution technology that measures food waste and allows staff to identify ways of cutting it out at source.
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 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.
Major retailers Sainsbury’s and M&S have suspended their partnerships with food redistribution organisation The Real Junk Food Project over an investigation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service.
The UN Oceans Conference has seen hundreds of commitments made and a ‘call to action’ released as UN member states pledge to work to protect the oceans, while ISWA has set up a Marine Litter Task Force.
When it comes to being resource efficient, turning a waste stream into a resource is about as good as it gets, and always has been. Why, then, is industrial symbiosis an idea that has struggled to gain traction in the UK?
Retailers are an extremely visible facet of the food waste scandal, but there are all sorts of reasons that products fall out of the grocery supply chain. Approved Food founder Dan Cluderay tells Resource how he’s turning this would-be waste back into a profit with his online clearance food and drink store
Marks and Spencer has launched its new sustainability plan, Plan A 2025, making a range of sustainability commitments including ensuring all packaging is ‘widely recyclable’ by 2022 and planning to halve food waste by 2025.
Waste and resources management should be a central theme in the next government’s industrial and environment policies, according to the Trade Association Group, an umbrella organisation comprising the UK’s top waste and resource management companies and organisations.
Former European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Baroness Parminter have been confirmed as the keynote speakers at June’s Resourcing the Future conference.
McDonald’s has come under fire from Zero Waste France for its recycling and waste management methods, with the group also calling for a transformation in how fast food chains manage and report their waste.
The EU’s main institutions will meet to discuss Circular Economy legislation for the first time next Tuesday after the European Council agreed a negotiating mandate that is believed to contain a 60 per cent recycling target for 2030.
Corona is looking at replacing all plastic items in its supply chain, teaming up with marine pollution network Parley for the Oceans to fight ocean plastic pollution with a plan to protect 100 islands across the globe by 2020.