Foodservice industry news

Foodservice industry news. Stay up to date with the latest news articles, information and press releases. Footprint bring you the key news and information from the UK foodservice sector.

Compostables: (138,000) tonnes of potential

A new report examines the costs and benefits of compostable packaging for the UK market. David Burrows takes a closer look. The Plastics in the Bioeconomy report published this month may well have passed you by. However, the 50-odd pages, compiled by Ricardo Energy & Environment for the Biomass Refinery Network, offered arguably the first…
Read more

WRI targets deforestation with new tool

A new tool promises to enable businesses to manage deforestation risks for any commodity, anywhere in the world. Led by the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Global Forest Watch team, the GFW Pro platform uses more than 30 data sets from partners like Google and the University of Maryland to determine deforestation risk and help prioritise…
Read more

Gatwick pioneers cup reuse trial

Gatwick Airport has partnered with Starbucks and Hubbub to launch what is billed as the world’s first ever cup reuse trial. Starbucks customers at the airport’s South Terminal will be given the option to borrow a free reusable cup for their drink instead of using a paper cup, which they can then drop off at…
Read more

Businesses show support for net zero

Business leaders have welcomed the government’s announcement that it will legislate to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The net-zero target will replace the existing target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 laid down in the 2008 Climate Change Act. The CBI said UK business stood “squarely behind” the government’s commitment. “This legislation…
Read more

Will a ‘dream’ to tax unhealthy food become a reality?

Given the nature of her public statements, the industry shouldn't be surprised if, in a review commissioned by the government, England's chief medical officer recommends the taxing of unhealthy foods, writes David Burrows. Health secretary Matt Hancock has commissioned England's chief medical officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies to “urgently review” what more can be…
Read more

Government looks closely at EPS ban

DEFRA has invited tenders for a contract to assess "the economic, environmental and social impacts” of a ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) used for food and drink. Last week, the government announced that plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds would be banned from April next year. The new tender suggests that attention has already turned…
Read more

Glass Half Full: Firms unveil an array of waste-cutting initiatives

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to the world of waste we go for our regulartrawl through the food sector’s good news stories. Nick Hughes reports. First up in our latest roundup of noteworthy initiatives is a waste-reduction effort by AMT Fruit, which supplies Tesco with 11m boxes of fruit each year. Operational waste has been slashed…
Read more

Death by plastic: new report shows health impacts

One person is dying every 30 seconds in developing countries from diseases and illnesses caused by plastic pollution and uncollected rubbish dumped or burnt near homes, according to a new report. “We need leadership from those who are responsible for introducing plastic to countries where it cannot be adequately managed, and we need international action…
Read more

Is foodservice ready for full ingredient labelling?

In the wake of high-profile allergy deaths, the FSA is supporting moves to make full ingredient labelling mandatory for packaged food served outside the home. But the proposed solution won’t be welcomed universally, reports Nick Hughes. The determined efforts of allergen campaigners have paid off. Earlier this month, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) backed mandatory…
Read more

Footprint News

Subscribe to Footprint News