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Winners of the Footprint waste2zero Awards Announced

In front of a live virtual audience, the 2020 waste2zero awards were presented to rapturous applause. Waste remains endemic and one of the biggest global challenges today. In the out of home sector, arguably the two biggest areas of waste are food and packaging. Food is still wasted at every stage of the supply chain…
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Consumers are actually buying into sustainable food: study

Polls that show the (vast) majority of consumers want to buy products that are better for the environment should be taken with a pinch of salt. Because when it comes to the crunch, they often don’t. There are myriad reasons for this. Price, of course, is one. Quality is another. Indeed, some organic products remove…
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Record year for alternative proteins as ‘griddle parity’ nears

Alternatives to conventional animal-based foods attracted almost €2.6bn (£2.24bn) in investments in 2020 – more than three times as much as the €830m (£714m) raised in 2019, according to data produced by the Good Food Institute. Across Europe, plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation companies raised a record €441m (£379m) in 2020 – more than four…
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More single-use plastics could be banned

Businesses in England should brace themselves for further bans on single-use plastic items after the government stated its intention to remove the “worst offending” products from the market. On Thursday, Defra published its long-awaited waste prevention programme for England which builds on 2018’s resources and waste strategy. In it, the government says it intends to…
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No sign yet of ‘Green Brexit’, say campaigners

The government has been accused of failing to deliver the promised ‘green Brexit’ after a coalition of NGOs found protections for the environment are either the same or weaker than before the referendum. Greener UK, whose members include Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society and RSPB, said protections for climate, farming, fisheries and water quality are judged…
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Winners of the delayed 2020 Footprint Awards announced

The cream of the foodservice and hospitality supply chain gathered tonight to hail the winners of the delayed 2020 Footprint Awards for excellence in sustainable business practice. Over 1,200 people joined the event. The Winners & Runners Up: The Special Achievement Award Sponsored by Nestlé Professional Winner: Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UKHospitality Waste Management and Reduction…
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Trust in food rises but sustainable options prove hard to find

Trust in all parts of the agrifood industry has increased, according to research across 18 European countries and 19,800 consumers by EIT Food. Farmers are most trusted, followed by retailers, then government and regulators and finally manufacturers. UK consumers have the most confidence in food integrity – which researchers measured by combining five factors: taste,…
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Politicians urged to promote plant-based meals

Almost one in three (32%) Brits want the government to promote vegan and plant-based diets to address the current climate emergency. Among the 2,000 who supported this approach, 60% called for at least one plant-based, healthy meal on every public sector menu. Almost half (48%) suggested zero VAT rates should be applied to plant-based catering…
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Cooking ‘show’ could encourage healthier eating habits

Opening up the kitchen so diners can see what’s going on can add to the pizzazz of eating out (when restrictions allow). Watching a sandwich being constructed by hand can also reassure customers who crave ‘freshness’ (a process that has been sorely missed after 12 months of entirely pre-packaged food-to-go). But watching food being prepared…
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