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New salmon farming standards

A NEW SET of standards has been launched to improve the environmental and social impact of the salmon farming industry.   After years of development, the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue has announced the completion of new global standards for salmon farming and is now handing over the standards to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), which will oversee…
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Easier ‘on the go’ recycling

HUNDREDS OF NEW recycling bins are being installed in busy public places across Scotland as the country marks the start of Recycle Week.   Popular locations where people can now recycle include Edinburgh’s recently-refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park, and Camperdown Country Park in Dundee.   The new facilities have been funded by Zero…
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Better supply chains for smallholders

THE FAIRTRADE Foundation is calling on businesses and government agencies at Rio+20 to partner with them to take forward a programme to ensure smallholder farmer organisations can better benefit from global value chains.   Much of the discussion at Rio+20 – the United Nations conference on sustainable development – will focus on the need to…
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Veggie restaurants up 50% in five years

THE NUMBER of vegetarian restaurants in the UK has continued to grow, with 30 premium restaurants now in operation across the country, up 50% since 2007.     Sales of vegetarian foods have also increased, rising by 7.7% from £730.4m in the year ending January 2007 to £786.5m in the year ending January 2011.  …
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Fish reform creates buzz

IN THE NEXT few months there will be a lot of noise about fish. The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is being reformed and businesses, environmental groups and celebrity chefs will be ramping up their efforts to lobby for a “robust” reform of the out-dated and controversial system.   The CFP has been in place for three…
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New loans to encourage resource efficiency

A SERIES OF new loans has been made available to companies looking to increase business resource efficiency.   Capital loans are just one strand of the support package launched by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for businesses, local authorities and those in the third sector looking to prevent waste or increase re-use and repair…
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Hotels get carbon standard

HOTEL COMPANIES have been given their own standardised approach to carbon measurement.     The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, have launched a new methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent…
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Trouble brewing for coffee market

THE GLOBAL coffee market faces serious challenges to supply in the next decade, including the “very real” risk of shortages.   Global consumption of coffee has doubled over the last 40 years to eight million tonnes and consumers now drink 1.6 billion cups of coffee a day. While the continued global economic crisis has put the…
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Innovation in food and agriculture

LORD CARTER of Coles comments exclusively for Foodservice Footprint on the subject of innovation in agriculture and food following his speech at the Footprint Forum: Thought Leaders & Innovators Conference & Partnering Event.   We have left the era of surplus and come to the era of scarcity.” These are not my words, but those…
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On the go recycling trial

SCOTLAND IS SET to run a new trial to encourage more people to recycle on-the-go through ‘reverse vending’.     The concept, which involves people being given cash or discounts when they recycle in the street, has proved successful in many other parts of the world including Germany, Scandinavia and South Australia.   Zero Waste…
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