Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson aims to cut London’s food waste

LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson is urging London’s hospitality industry to sign up to the FoodSave scheme which could significantly reduce the amount of food wastage across the Capital and save businesses thousands of pounds.                     The food waste prevention scheme has already saved 15 small businesses…
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London Mayor launches food waste scheme for small businesses

BORIS JOHNSON, the Mayor of London, has launched ‘FoodSave’ a new scheme to help small food businesses reduce their waste.   Food waste is a huge issue in the UK. The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimate that around 15 million tonnes of food and drink are thrown away every year, of which four…
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Has London struck oil?

CHANGES TO EU laws and a new biodiesel site in the capital could push up the price for used cooking oil.   London boasts the highest concentration of food businesses in the country. This includes an army of 8,000 fast food outlets. There are also mobile caterers, airport dining lounges, contract caterers, food manufacturers, schools and…
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Aramark wins Olympics legacy award

ARAMARK HAS received a prestigious sustainability award recognising its work at the London 20102 Olympics and Paralympics.                   The RP Global Sustainability Award was presented to Aramark at the Beyond London 2012 Awards, attended by Lord Coe and Boris Johnson, among others.  The awards are managed by…
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Editor’s Comment: Which initiatives are worth their salt

THE GOVERNMENT wants us all to eat less salt. We average about 8.1g a day but the target is to cut it to 6g. There are a number of ways to achieve this.   Reformulation is one. Look at any of the top food manufacturers in the UK and they will list how many tonnes…
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Boris backs healthier takeaways

THE MAYOR of London Boris Johnson is calling on local authorities to help combat rising obesity in the capital by working with independent fast food takeaways to make their food healthier.     The Mayor is backing the Takeaways Toolkit – a new guide published by the London Food Board in partnership with the Chartered…
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The next green thing: tax

ENVIRONMENTAL AND social issues have traditionally been the focus of social responsibility within companies. But with economic hardship growing for both the general public and governments, there is a new ethical issue on the block: tax.                     And the media love it. The Guardian’s recent story…
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