Tag Archives: water

Will EU plans hold water?

As governments across Europe struggle with shortages, Brussels hopes to boost use of wastewater to irrigate crops. But are consumers ready, asks Valerie Flynn. As the warm summer months arrive, ask yourself this: would you eat food grown on land that had been irrigated with treated wastewater? It’s a question that governments across Europe will…
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New global food initiative

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and EAT Foundation have launched a joint initiative designed to create the “conference of parties” for food and accelerate the transformation towards a healthy and sustainable global food system. The global initiative will bring together stakeholders across science, business, government and civil society in order to form science-based…
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New water benchmarking scheme should reduce water use by 30%

BRITAIN'S FIRST national water benchmarking scheme should help businesses reduce water use by 30% and recoup up to £500m in lost annual revenue.                     Free for UK commercial organisations, the AquaMark project is the largest of its kind, and hopes to put Britain at the forefront…
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Drinks giant to halve water use

DIAGEO HAS committed to improve its water efficiency by 50%, replenish water in water-stressed regions and return water back to the environment as part of an ambitious new water stewardship strategy.                   Diageo's 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets published last year are supported by The Water Blueprint.…
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Video: Water Why Worry?

Hear the top line from speakers at the Footprint Forum. Water Scarcity, water management, water stewardship is fast becoming an essential part of sustainability policy - water is also becoming an ever increasing cost and an ever dwindling resource.
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Bottled Water: What are the real environmental and social implications?

Bottled water. Just why does it cause so much angst? How did one of the healthiest and most natural consumer products get to be the focus of so much annoyance given that here’s a drink that, from a health standpoint, doesn’t cause obesity; or dental decay; or poor driving and concentration (on the contrary); no-one…
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Water Award Falls to Nestle

Nestlé was recently awarded a prestigious award for its sustainable water management globally and especially for its work with the global farming community. Nestlé has reduced its water withdrawals by 32 per cent since 2000, at a time when water production volumes increased by 73 per cent.   Early in June Nestlé was named the…
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Foodservice Footprint Issue 11 – May 2011

Which would you choose: a voluntary initiative with you all working together to achieve change; or tighter regulation that forces change? It’s a tough call. This Government has certainly nailed its (two) colours to the ‘voluntary’ mast. And the Responsibility Deal is a case a point.   The RD has been established to “tap into…
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Water – Way to Go

Whitney Kakos, Impact & Sustainability Manager at Cafédirect tells Foodservice Footprint about a range of strategies devised to help smallholder farmers of coffee, tea and cocoa cope with changing rainfall patterns.   Smallholder coffee, tea and cocoa farmers represent one of the populations most vulnerable to climate change, and one key change is rainfall patterns.…
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