Tag Archives: Dan Rogerson

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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Courtauld results show packaging down and food redistribution up

THE FIRST year results of the Courtauld Commitment Phase 3, released today by WRAP, show an approximate 4.5% reduction of the carbon impacts of packaging, while food waste prevention efforts have led to 80% more food being redistributed.                             Signatories’ efforts to…
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Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in water costs

SIGNATORIES TO the Federation House Commitment (FHC) significantly reduced the amount of water used in the manufacture of food and drink last year, saving the industry £2 million in the purchase price of water alone. The news comes as part of the Commitment’s annual progress report, published today by WRAP.          …
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New insights help industry target household food waste reduction

NEW INSIGHTS on how to reduce household food waste can help industry target their activity and enable their customers to waste less and save money. The report released today from WRAP highlights that 2 million tonnes of household food is discarded because it is not ‘used in time’, half of which is thrown away whole…
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The political print

DEFRA HAS announced that it will be “stepping back” from its policy work across the waste portfolio.                     In an open letter to the sector, the new waste minister, Dan Rogerson, wrote: “From April 2014 we will be stepping back in areas where businesses are better placed…
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Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 helps delivers £3.1bn in savings

THE GROCERY sector reduced food and packaging waste by 1.7 million tonnes which equates to 4.8 million tonnes of CO2eq under the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 agreement. The final results released today from WRAP, show significant progress has been made. The supply chain target has been exceeded, the packaging target has been met and the…
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Round in circles

WHEN THE government doesn’t know what to do, it tends to call for a review. And that’s exactly what it did after the horse meat scandal, with Professor Chris Elliott heading an “independent review of Britain’s food system”. He’s expected to provide some interim findings next month, but the final report is unlikely to be any time before summer 2014.        …
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Consumers create mountain of food waste

THE AVERAGE UK household throws away the equivalent of six meals every week, costing us as a nation £12.5 billion a year, or almost £60 a month to the average family, despite a significant drive to reduce food waste a new report reveals.   The ground-breaking report into UK food waste by WRAP, also reveals…
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