Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Foodservice Footprint FullSizeRender-copy Progress on paper cups Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Pret Paul Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group news-email Neil Whittall Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall FPA

    Progress on paper cups

    The number of places where coffee lovers can recycle their disposable cups has rocketed in the past 12 months, according to an update published by the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG). The PCRRG estimates that there are currently… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint P10 MPs to investigate impact of coffee cups Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  news-email Mary Creagh Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Environmental Audit Committee

    MPs to investigate impact of coffee cups

    The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the environmental impact of disposable drinks packaging. The cross-party committee said it will be focussing on plastic bottles and coffee cups. The MPs will analyse the actions taken by industry and government to date… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-3-e1528993281438 Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’ Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Whitbread Starbucks recycling Paper Cups news-email McDonalds Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Friends of the Earth Costa

    Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

    Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Simply-Cups-hi-res Paper cup use could be closer to 5 billion Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Sumply Cups Peter Goodwin Paper Cups news-email Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall DEFRA

    Paper cup use could be closer to 5 billion

    The UK could be getting through 5 billion disposable cups every year, which is double the amount previously estimated. “When we started [our scheme] in 2014, we conservatively estimated that 2.5 billion cups were being used each year,” said Simply… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint F41-p5b Plastic bags, paper cups and Pigouvian taxes Behind the Headlines  Starbucks Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall DEFRA Coffey Caffe Nero

    Plastic bags, paper cups and Pigouvian taxes

    Will a tax on disposable items be Coffey’s cup of tea? Hold the front page: the government has met – nay, exceeded – a waste target. Last month, DEFRA published data on plastic bag use. In the first six months… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint P20-plastic-bags-copy “Fantastic” bag tax results put cups in spotlight Grocery sector news updates Out of Home sector news  Therese Coffey Starbucks Plastic Bags Paper Cups news-email Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall DEFRA Costa Caffe Nero

    “Fantastic” bag tax results put cups in spotlight

    England is using six billion fewer single use plastic bags since the introduction of a 5p charge. Data published by Defra over the weekend shows that over 7 billion carrier bags were issued by seven main retailers in 2014. But… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint P10 Coffee cup controversy Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  Starbucks SimplyCups Paper Cups news-email Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Eunomia Costa Chris Sherrington

    Coffee cup controversy

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was on an espresso-fuelled rampage in the capital yesterday. In his sights were the big chain coffee shops for “misleading” messages in relation to the green credentials of the disposable cups they use. Just a day’s worth of… Read More

  • The 10 big issues for 2016

    SUGAR AND supply chains, pay rises and publicity: the topics that’ll dominate the industry’s agenda in the new year.                   1 Guns stay fixed on sugar   Sugar leapfrogged salt and saturated fat… Read More

  • Campylobacter down at Tesco

    NEW DATA shows that only 9% of Tesco’s chicken now contains the highest levels of the food bug campylobacter. This is below the 10% target set by the Food Standards Agency. This quarter’s results compared favourably to the 15% figure… Read More

  • New codes published for sustainable seafood sourcing

    THE SUSTAINABLE Seafood Coalition (SSC) – a coalition of major seafood suppliers, brands, supermarkets and restaurants – has launched a new scheme to make the labelling and sourcing of sustainable fish clearer for shoppers.            … Read More