Tag Archives: Adam Read

Wasting away

LEADERSHIP IS lacking on waste policy as cuts and crises undermine DEFRA’s ability to take charge.                 DEFRA underwent its annual review recently. It’s been a tough 2014 for one of Whitehall’s smallest departments. There were the devastating winter floods; yet another change in secretary of state; ongoing…
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Landfill’s End?

POLITICIANS HAVE raised the prospect of a total ban on sending food waste to the tip but the industry is in two minds about the benefits.                     Food waste has been thrust into the spotlight. A number of heavyweight reports have whetted the media and, in turn,…
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Food waste hero, or potential villain?

PIGS ARE being touted as the solution to the UK foodservice sector's food waste problem. But there are reputation risks attached to the concept.                     The Pig Idea is a campaign that is quickly gathering momentum. The aim is to lift the European ban on feeding food…
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A chance too good to waste

THE HORSE MEAT scandal – and the pressure all those discarded burgers put on recycling facilities – can spark a debate on the growing quantity of food we throw away.   In the UK we spend less than ever on food but waste more of it. The average family spends 11% of its income on…
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Sustainable packaging a myth

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING is “no longer relevant” as a term, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.   The report, ‘Sustainable packaging: myth or reality’, concludes: “The idea that anyone from the key stakeholder groups can come up with a single meaningful definition of sustainable packaging is largely proving to be a red herring and has…
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