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Cows, coffee and COP 21

DESPITE A CANCELLED climate march, COP 21 in Paris has started strongly amid tight security. Countries are keen to show their commitment with 150 world leaders, such as Cameron, Obama and Merkel, turning up to show their support. Europe is putting waste high on the agenda, committing European countries to recycling 65% of their rubbish,…
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New York to impose ban on single-use Styrofoam products

FROM JULY 2015, food service establishments and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer single-use expanded polystyrene (EPS) products in New York City.                     Expanded polystyrene is a plastic resin manufactured into consumer products such as foam cups, containers, trays, plates and egg cartons.   Approximately…
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Zero Heroes: Aramark receives Silver Zero Waste Award

ARAMARKS COMMITMENT to reducing waste to landfill has been recognised with a ‘silver’ accolade in the Zero Waste Awards.                   The award, given for Aramark’s work at BP’s North Sea Headquarters at Dyce, Aberdeen, recognises the major advances achieved at the site where the percentage of waste…
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Waste costs are no joke for hospitality industry

THE HOSPITALITY sector is set to spend an extra £32 million pounds this year sending food waste to landfill, according to the UK ’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood. Landfill tax increased by £8 per tonne on 1st April 2014, taking the cost per tonne to £80.                …
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New scheme aims to get businesses recycling

A NEW recycling scheme has been launched in London, which aims to offer businesses in London and the South East an effective drinks can recycling scheme.                           Every Can Counts the drinks can recycling programme, has teamed up with waste management company, Greenaway…
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Hospitality industry ‘worst waste offenders’

ACCORDING TO NEW research, up to 50% of bars and restaurants in the UK could be failing to properly recycle their waste.   Research carried out by waste management service provider, Businesswaste.co.uk shows that restaurants, bars and nightclubs are the ‘worst in the industrial and services sector’ for recycling their waste.   The waste management…
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Good progress but work still needed to meet carbon budgets

THE COMMITTEE ON Climate Change has released its latest annual progress report to Parliament, which shows that good progress has been made in some areas but more work is needed if quarter three and four carbon budgets are to be met.   Record levels of wind energy capacity was reported, along with progress is areas…
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New York mayor rolls out food composting plans

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, Mayor of New York, has announced plans to roll out a new food waste composting scheme, aiming to divert up to 10% of the 1 million tonnes of food waste produced in the city every year.   It has been revealed the city has hired a composting plant and pilot tests of the…
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