Tag Archives: Neil Whittall

Storm in a teacup

A COMPLEX array of packaging requirements have led to high volumes of substandard packaging entering Europe, say manufacturers. Foodservice and grocery firms therefore need to be alert to the potential health and environmental risks.                           An alien invasion is reportedly taking place at…
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Can caterers hit the jackpot with reverse vending?

MACHINES WHICH reward people for recycling are an expensive punt but a trial at Glasgow Caledonian University could show whether they pay off.                           Students drink a lot of coffee. At Glasgow Caledonian University, the 17,000 students get through about 6,000 cups every day…
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Bag tax won’t work

A NEW INDUSTRY group has been formed to try and bury the idea of a plastic bag tax once and for all.   The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA), the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and the British Plastics Association (BPF) have joined forces to lobby Scottish and UK parliaments…
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Creagh to speak at FPA event

SHADOW SECRETARY of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Mary Creagh will be the keynote speaker at the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) Annual Environment Seminar.     Held on January 10th 2013 the event will also include key figures from the packaging industry offering insight and participating in debate.   Thomas Jelley, corporate citizen…
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Grocers on track with waste targets

THE GROCERY sector has delivered on its commitments to cut waste up and down the supply chain.                             New figures released by WRAP show that supply chain waste has been cut by 8.8% – well ahead of the three-year target of 5%.…
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Are chefs up for a food waste fight?

First ever FootprintChannel debate highlights “cost, culture and communication” as key to waste reduction.                     A CULTURE CHANGE is needed in UK commercial kitchens if the foodservice sector is to deal with the escalating problem of food waste. Communication up and down the supply chain also needs…
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The Throwaway Industry? Footprint Forum: 27 May 2010

An expert panel assembled for the third Footprint Forum at Pret A Manager's London headquarter to discuss the environmental impact of packaging in the foodservice supply chain and some of the innovations and initiatives being implemented to counter this. Delegates, including operators, suppliers and distributors, heard panellists acknowledge that whilst cutting down on packaging, food…
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