THE GUARDIAN 09/04/19 Britons throw away 720m eggs a year over best-before date fears. Britons are throwing away 720m eggs every year – three times more than in 2008 and at a cost of £139m – according to research.
The scale of waste has been blamed on overcautious consumers relying on best-before dates to decide if eggs are fresh enough to eat, and the growing popularity of vegetarian and “flexitarian” diets has boosted overall sales. Last year sales of eggs in the UK were 7.2bn – a 4% rise on the previous year – according to recent figures from the British Egg Industry Council.
The Food Statistics Pocket Book 2013 looks at food and drink waste through the UK food chain and has estimated that 4.4m tonnes of food that is waste is actually fit to eat. The report says that WRAP estimates a 1.1m tonnes reduction of food waste between 2006 and 2010, although it says more work is needed to reconcile estimates of purchases, consumption and waste. The hospitality sector disposed of around 600,000 tonnes of food waste to landfill in 2009, of which almost 400,000 tonnes was avoidable.
Total food waste generated by schools in England is estimated at 80,000 tonnes (67,000 tonnes classed as avoidable or potentially avoidable). Of this, 55,000 tonnes is generated by primary schools. WRAP - NOV 2013 - Overview of Waste in the UK Hospitality and Food Service Sector. LE FIGARO 16/10/18 Lutte contre le gaspillage alimentaire: les restaurants britanniques cassent les prix. ZEROWASTESCOTLAND_org_uk 26/09/18 Recycling food waste helps us all tackle climate change, reveals report. The fight against climate change begins at home, a new report published by Zero Waste Scotland today reveals.
The report, published to coincide with Recycle Week 2018, shows that less waste and more recycling, especially of food waste, are crucial in reducing our carbon impact. 26 Sep 18 The ground-breaking Carbon Metric, an innovative tool developed by Zero Waste Scotland, shows how waste reduction and sustainable waste management plays a critical role in the fight against climate change. It measures the whole-life carbon impacts of Scotland’s waste, from resource extraction and manufacturing emissions, right through to waste management emissions, regardless of where in the world these impacts occur. It is a pioneering way to measure the carbon impact of our waste, not just the amount that is recycled.
Wrap_org_uk - NOV 2017 - Poster : Uncut, packed fruit and vegetable guidance products, packs, labels and retail. HOUSE OF COMMONS 25/04/17 Food waste in England. COMMISSION EUROPEENNE 09/03/17 Can supermarkets encourage customers to cut food waste through social media? Analysis of UK campaign shows mixed results. RESOURCES, CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING - 2017 - Can social media be a tool for reducing consumers' food waste? A behaviour change experiment by a UK retailer. DEFRA 11/12/13 Plan to reduce wasted goods and save businesses billions. Businesses are being urged to design products that last longer, contain fewer hazardous parts and to use resources better in a drive to save money, boost the economy and protect the environment.
This comes as Resource Management Minister Dan Rogerson launches the new Waste Prevention Programme for England today. It sets out ways in which businesses and householders can make savings by cutting waste, managing resources better and passing on items they no longer want for others to use. Research shows that businesses can make £18 billion in annual savings by taking simple steps to produce less waste. Reusing products such as household appliances and furniture could save households £1 billion each year and help create jobs. As part of the new Programme, a new Sustainable Electrical Action Plan will be developed to encourage businesses to design products to last longer. Resource Management Minister Dan Rogerson said: Environmental Economics Research - MARS 2011 - Willingness to pay for recycling food waste in the Brisbane Region. UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA - AOUT 2011 - "Food waste resycling": An empirical study of the effects of selected socio-economic factors and information on food waste recycling practices - A case study of Norwich householders.
TESCOPLC_COM - How we calculated the food waste from our UK operations. WIKIPEDIA - Food waste in the United Kingdom. Apples (Granny Smith variety pictured) are among the most wasted foods in the UK - 190,000 tonnes per year are thrown away.
Food waste in the United Kingdom is a subject of environmental, economic and social concern that has received widespread media coverage and been met with varying responses from government. FOODSECURITY_AC_UK - Food waste within global food systems. FSA - RESIDUAL HOUSEHOLD WASTE PER HOUSEHOLD. Pendle Borough Council Key Performance Information Residual household waste per household This performance indicator (PI) is used to measure the actual amount (in kilograms) of residual household waste collected from each household in Pendle over a year.
We collect this information on an annual basis. Residual household waste is the amount of waste we have collected, minus the waste we have sent for reuse, recycling or composting. This PI has been used for a number of years and is therefore valuable in measuring our ongoing performance. We produce estimated data to coincide with our corporate quarterly reporting cycle. To show good performance for this indicator we need to see the numbers come down, which would then indicate we are collecting less waste. Pages in. INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION 20/08/14 UK Food waste: its filthy past and clean future. International Innovation explores past and present policies and initiatives that have helped change society’s perspective of food wastage and curb the shocking rate at which it is thrown away.
INDEPENDANT 18/12/15 How much food does the EU waste? The UK is the most wasteful of the EU’s 27 member states, needlessly throwing away 14.3 million tonnes per year (cartographie du gaspillage alimentaire pour chaque pays européen) France has passed a bill forcing supermarkets to donate food that is approaching its best-before date in an attempt reduce the estimated seven million tons of food wasted in the country each year.
But how much food does the EU waste? In total, the EU wastes 89.2 million tonnes of food each year. The UK is the most wasteful of the EU’s 27 member states, with a food waste total of 14.3 million tonnes per year, according to the most recent figures from Eurostat. Germany (10.3 million tonnes), the Netherlands (9.4 million ), France (9 million) and Poland (8.9 million) make up the top five most profligate countries. Malta is the least wasteful country, with the relatively little excess of 25,000 tonnes per year. HOUSE OF COMMONS 14/01/15 Food security: demand, consumption and waste. Food Waste - Commons Library Standard Note. Food poverty, and a rise in food bank use, has recently brought the issue of food waste to Parliament’s attention reflecting the growing public interest in how much food is wasted and redistributed to those who need it (see Library standard note, Food Banks and Food Poverty).
WIKIPEDIA - Food waste in the United Kingdom. Apples (Granny Smith variety pictured) are among the most wasted foods in the UK - 190,000 tonnes per year are thrown away. Food waste in the United Kingdom is a subject of environmental, economic and social concern that has received widespread media coverage and been met with varying responses from government. Since 1915, food waste has been identified as a considerable problem and has been the subject of ongoing media attention, intensifying with the launch of the "Love Food, Hate Waste" campaign in 2007.
Food waste has been discussed in newspaper articles, news reports and television programmes, which have increased awareness of it as a public issue. WIKIPEDIA - Gaspillage alimentaire au Royaume-Uni. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Lancée en 2007 par le WRAP, la campagne Love Food, Hate Waste vise à réduire le gaspillage alimentaire au Royaume-Uni. Les pommes (ici des Granny Smith) sont parmi les produits les plus gaspillés au Royaume-Uni - 190 000 tonnes en sont jetées tous les ans.
Le gaspillage alimentaire au Royaume-Uni est un thème environnemental, économique et social qui a, depuis 1915, bénéficié d'une importante couverture médiatique et reçu des réponses variées de la part des pouvoirs publics. En 2000, afin de s'attaquer aux problèmes de déchets, et donc aussi de déchets alimentaires, le gouvernement britannique a créé le WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN 17/02/14 Food waste under the spotlight in new series at Satrosphere Science Centre.
Dr Jenny Macdiarmid With food waste on the increase and councils cracking down on composting is it fair to say the supermarkets are the villains behind the food waste epidemic on our hands? The question of promotional offers, supermarket policies, and our temptation to hoard, will be discussed at the launch of this year’s popular café controversial series on Tuesday, February 18, at Satrosphere Science Centre. Dr Jennie Macdiarmid, of the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, will explore the promotional offers that surround us in the shops before going on to look at the impact food waste is having on our environment. The talk complements the exhibition currently on display within the science centre called MISSION POSSIBLE.
The current food system and what we are choosing to eat is unsustainable in terms of our health and the planet, and one of the greatest challenges we face today is ensuring future global food security. " Notes for Editors. THE GUARDIAN 07/11/13 A third of the world's food is wasted – how can we stop the rot? Around a third of all the food produced in the world ends up being wasted somewhere along the production and consumption line, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
In the UK, 50% of food waste occurs in the home: we throw away 7.2m tonnes of food and drink every year. That means the average household is putting £480 in the bin, rising to £680 for families with children. The rest of the waste takes place back up the supply chain, mostly on farms, but also during transport and in stores. The consequences of all this waste go far beyond the burden on individual wallets – the land, water, fertilisers and labour that go into producing the food are also wasted, and we are left with the greenhouse-gas emissions from landfill and transport. There are around 842 million hungry people in the world and the global population is expected to rise from seven billion to nine billion by 2050.
Field losses There was some debate, though, about the pursuit of perfect produce. FARMERS GUARDIAN 23/10/13 Retailers urged to accept more 'ugly fruit' to reduce food waste. RETAILERS have been urged to take action to reduce food waste at farm level, including accepting more ‘ugly fruit and vegetables’, after shocking figures released by Tesco exposed the level of food being wasted in the UK. The supermarket giant sparked a national debate this week when it became the first retailer to publish its own total food waste figures, based on analysis from farm to fork of 25 best selling products. The figures showed how nearly half its bread, more than two-thirds of its bagged salad and 40 per cent of its apples are wasted (see more details below). The UK’s biggest retailer said it was taking a number of steps to address the problem, including working with apple growers to reduce pests and working with grape producers to trial new varieties of grapes that have a longer life.
GLOBAL LOCAL 27/03/11 Les déchets alimentaires anglais coûtent cher en carbone. Le gaspillage alimentaire au Royaume-Uni correspond à 3% des émissions de CO2, d’après le rapport de l’organisation WWF, cite l’Independent. Selon ce rapport, la quantité d’eau nécessaire à la production d’aliments qui ne seront pas consommés équivaut à 6,2 milliards de mètres cubes soit l’équivalent de 6% des exigences en eau du pays. La quantité d’aliments gaspillés par les ménages anglais serait de 5,3 millions de tonnes. Le rapport publié aujourd’hui est un des premiers à rechercher l’empreinte carbone des gaspillages alimentaires domestiques, et met en évidence leur impact sur l’environnement et la consommation d’eau. Les Etats-Unis sont aussi un pays dont le gaspillage alimentaire est cher en émissions de CO2. L’organisation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estime que le gaspillage de ce pays s’élève à 34 millions de tonnes par an.
Les articles signalés ici procèdent du choix de la Rédaction. CHDATA 24/02/14 Food waste costs the hospitality industry £2.5 billion. Image food waste, credit WRAP The true cost of food waste to the hospitality industry is valued at £2.5 billion according to WRAP’s Nov 2013 report into food waste in the hospitality sector – a sum which clearly shows making efforts to reduce food waste is extremely beneficial. But even the inescapable fraction is a valuable resource, which both the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) have committed to make best use of through anaerobic digestion (AD).
At the first ADBA AD & Hospitality Conference, held on Friday 7 February, at the Royal Garden Hotel, London Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive ADBA said: “Source segregation is an important place to start for the hospitality sector. DEFRA 12/02/14 Policy - Reducing and managing waste. Issue. THE GUARDIAN 22/10/14 British families waste less food since recession, government survey suggests. More people are avoiding throwing away food because of financial pressures, according to a government survey.