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: Read the waste prevention programme for England report. 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. 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.
The inefficient distribution and wastage of food is a significant societal challenge. The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimated that, in the UK alone, the average household throws away food worth approximately £60 a month. 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).
The House of Lords EU Committee report on EU food waste, Counting the Cost of Food Waste (April 2014) highlighted a need to maintain momentum on EU food waste reduction and obtain more accurate data. The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is currently looking at food waste as part of its follow-up to its July 2014 Food Security report. Meanwhile, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty is expected to report in December 2014. It is estimated that the UK produces 15 million tonnes of food waste annually with households responsible for 63% of this waste. Globally, this figure is 1.2-2 billion tonnes. 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.
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 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. 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.
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY - 2014 - How reducing food waste could make a difference to the environment and to your pocket. DEFRA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 30/05/13 Think.Eat.Save: the food that goes uneaten. Rebecca Gibbs describes the global scale and impacts of the food waste, and how the international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste. SD Scene publishes news and comment on sustainable development from across government, business and civil society. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect government policy. To start with the good news: here’s an issue that impacts on a host of environmental problems which we all have some direct power over every day regardless of the work that we do.
STEVENSON_AC_UK - 2011 - Présentation : Reducing our food waste. Hala Solimon. HNC Early Education 2012. 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. WRAP - MARS 2010 - Food Waste Collection Guidance. CIWM JOURNAL 19/09/13 Over Four Million Tonnes Of UK Household Food Waste Is “Fit To Eat” Defra has published its Food Statistics Pocket Book 2013, which looks at the state of the UK’s food waste, estimating that around 15m tonnes of food is wasted per year, with households generating 7.2m tonnes per year of which 4.4m tonnes is avoidable.
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. GLOBALAGRICULTURE 07/11/13 UK Food waste down 21% - but six meals a week thrown away. 2013-11-07 | permalink Beans in the bin (Photo: SarahCFrey/flickr) Good News: Since 2007, avoidable household food waste in the United Kingdom has been cut by 21%. According to a new report published today by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), avoidable food waste has been reduced to 4.2 million tonnes, saving consumers £13 billion a year. “The UK is leading the way in tackling food waste and the 21% cut is a terrific achievement by millions of people who have taken action, saved money and helped safeguard our natural resources. However, there is so much more to go for and I believe we should be going for it“, said Dr Liz Goodwin, WRAP Chief Executive Officer. WRAP - NOV 2013 - Overview of Waste in the UK Hospitality and Food Service Secto. CIEH_ORG - SEPT 2013 - Food waste prevention - Food waste in the hospitality and food service sector.
HomeAbout usPolicyProfessional DevelopmentTrainingEventsMembershipMedia Home > Policy > Food safety and nutrition. 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. FOODSECURITY_AC_UK - SEPT 2013 - Food waste within global food systems. DEFRA 12/02/14 Policy - Reducing and managing waste. Issue We generate about 177 million tonnes of waste every year in England alone. This is a poor use of resources and costs businesses and households money. It also causes environmental damage - for example, waste sent to landfill produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. We want to move towards a ‘zero waste economy’. This doesn’t mean that no waste exists - it’s a society where resources are fully valued, financially and environmentally.
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. Total household food waste is down by 21% over the last seven years, while the proportion of people who claim to always avoid throwing food away is up from 48% to 58% over four years, said the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The agency’s 2014 Food and You study is the third in an ongoing research exercise carried out for the FSA, which quizzed adults about their eating, cooking and shopping habits. The survey suggests the recession has had a long-lasting impact on the nation’s eating habits, making us less likely to throw away leftovers, or “avoidable” food waste.