Activities regarding waste and resources will be brought “somewhat to a pause” following Tuesday’s announcement of a snap election, Resources Minister Therese Coffey admitted yesterday at a session of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee.
Coffey was appearing in front of the committee yesterday (19 April) to discuss the government’s approach to food waste, and reiterated Defra’s commitment to voluntary approaches to improve retailer and local authority performance... More
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.
Bolton Council is hailing the ‘great success’ of its introduction of slim bin, beating savings targets three months early, but fire chiefs have suggested the containers could be playing a part in increasing arson of ‘loose refuse’.
Novel materials like bioplastics and carbon fibre could be key to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy envisioned in the government’s industrial strategy, according to environmental think tank Green Alliance.
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.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee have been urged to impose a 50 per cent food waste reduction target in a vote on food waste regulations next week that will shape the EU’s policy on the matter for the next 15 years.
Businesses have backed the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, supporting a report outlining the potential for more than £9 trillion in benefits, and called on the UK government to help reach the global targets.