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NEWLY REVISED PAS 2050 POISED TO BOOST INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO CARBON FOOTPRINT PRODUCTS

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has today issued a revision to PAS 2050, the standard widely used by businesses to calculate the carbon footprint of their goods and services.   The revised standard, sponsored by Government, reflects advances in theoretical knowledge and the practical experience of PAS 2050’s far-reaching international user community.   The revision to PAS…
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Farmer to Power Generator: back to the future

A welsh farmer has installed a hydro electric plant on his farm at Mallwyd, Meirionnydd.   According to Ecodyfi, the local regeneration organisation for the Dyfi Valley, in Mid Wales, Tegwyn Jones is hoping that the farm's economic outlook will be boosted by this foray into eco-energy and that this will support two of his sons…
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Exclusive interview with Sodexo’s chief executive Aidan Connolly

 As a man who declares his principal hobby as “recreational eating” Aidan Connolly has ascended to his dream job. Chief executive of Sodexo UK & Ireland Connolly gives a rare interview about the challenges facing foodservice, and his dislike for the word 'sustainability'. Click here for the Full Interview
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Harvester and calories – are they really going out with them?

Is there any evidence of a change in behaviour as a result of the Government's Responsibility Deal which  puts calories on menus?  Harvester has been tracking its customers' response over the last 6 months and throws us a morsel of movement in their eating habits.     I suppose it's not very long - 6…
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MCDONALD’S – CALORIES ON MENUS FROM THIS WEEK

First fruits of the Government’s Responsibility Deal are beginning to emerge.  Back in March, McDonald’s announced that it will introduce calorie information on its menu boards as part of the Government’s Responsibility Deal.   So, from this Wednesday (7th Sept), McDonald’s will start displaying calories on menus across its 1,200 restaurants, clearly visible to the…
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Environment Regulations in Red Tape Challenge

Businesses up and down the country are being invited to contribute ideas on how the Government can cut red tape and regulatory burdens without affecting its responsibilities to protect the environment says Defra.   For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge (RTC) will be focusing on the 287 environmental regulations that apply to…
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Footprint Round Table: Early Adopters Group

No Time to waste Footprint's Early Adopters Round Table gets the ball rolling on WRAP's planned voluntary agreement to reduce packaging and food waste in foodservice.                     Recent Events 14th June - Government Waste Review Published 14th June - WRAP unveils plans to save economy £2 billion 7th…
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NFU deplores Government skimping on British food

The Government’s drive to increase the amount of British food used in its catering contracts does not go far enough, the NFU has said.   Agriculture minister Jim Paice launched the Government Buying Standards last month and it is due to come into force from September. It includes a raft of standards such as animal…
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