Zero hunger by 2030 is the focus of this year’s UN World Food Day (16 October), organised every year by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The FAO estimated in its latest ‘State of Food Security’ report that over 820 million people across the world were living with chronic undernourishment, while in the UK, 4.7 million people live in severely food insecure homes, where food intake is reduced and children regularly experience hunger.
Following the viral campaign that saw members of the public posting their empty crisp packets back to Walkers, the company has announced plans to launch a recycling scheme for the much-littered packaging.
As part of an EAC inquiry, fashion bosses will be asked to reveal the steps they are taking to improve the sustainability of their operations and reduce the environmental impact of the clothes that they sell.
The North London Waste Authority has announced that funding for the construction of its new energy recovery facility will come from direct public borrowing, in a move to provide clarity to companies bidding for the construction of the new plant.
Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that food waste has the highest carbon impact of all waste streams in the country, calling for a move away from solely weight-based recycling targets to a metric that considers wider environmental effects.
A new study from Viridor reports that public concern over plastic waste is at an all time high, with four out of five of consumers calling for greater clarity about where their household waste ends up.