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Green savings take flight at Glasgow Airport

GLASGOW AIRPORT, working with its waste management contractor Biffa, has seen its recycling rate soar to over 90 percent since making a Resource Efficiency Pledge and is now encouraging all businesses on its campus to follow its lead and boost their green credentials. The Resource Efficiency Pledge, coordinated by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of…
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Sainsbury’s launches special Halloween recycling scheme

SAINSBURY’S HAS launched a special recycling scheme to help get customers composting this Halloween.                     The supermarket giant expects to sell just over one million pumpkins this week, but once carved, pumpkins are often thrown away – even though they can be easily recycled.   To…
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Roadmap to waste reduction

THE INTRODUCTION of backhauling schemes and the development of a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant are among the cost-saving options considered in a new research project designed to help pubs, bars and restaurants reduce waste.                           Project Dragon was commissioned by the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum, which…
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Biffa Municipal Fleet run on ‘recycled oil’

WASTE MANAGEMENT and recycling company Biffa has announced that it is using recycled cooking oil – B100 – to run an entire municipal waste collection fleet, achieving a first in the UK in doing so.                     Biffa revealed that using the biodiesel has reduced the fleet's…
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Biffa cleans up this summer

WASTE MANAGEMENT and recycling company Biffa is predicted its busiest summer yet, as it prepares for a packed festival season.   Biffa has been contracted for recycling and waste management services at some of the UK’s busiest festivals including Parklife, Download, Global Gathering, Latitude, V, Creamfields and Leeds Festival. The core Biffa team, Charlie Campbell,…
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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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Footprint Awards 2013 shortlist announced

THE NOMINEES for the 2013 Footprint Awards – the industry’s only awards scheme encouraging sustainability and responsible business throughout the supply chain – have today been announced following a record number of entries.                           “Record number of entries demonstrate sustainability is at the…
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Scots sign up to waste agreement

SCOTTISH COMPANIES have come out in force to back the new Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement to cut waste.                     Recent signatories include The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh; Edinburgh International Conference Centre; compostable food packaging manufacturers Vegware; and Scottish Water Horizons.   Biffa has also become the first…
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Are chefs up for a food waste fight?

First ever FootprintChannel debate highlights “cost, culture and communication” as key to waste reduction.                     A CULTURE CHANGE is needed in UK commercial kitchens if the foodservice sector is to deal with the escalating problem of food waste. Communication up and down the supply chain also needs…
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