Recycling

Courtauld signatories boosted the amount of waste food redistributed to needy consumers

Food waste progress, but more needed

By Rod Addy

The food industry is struggling with food waste reduction, despite achieving some significant milestones, according to the charity Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Researchers at York University have discovered a way to turn food waste into cash

York researchers help food firms turn waste into cash

By Rick Pendrous

Researchers from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York are working with local food manufacturers in Yorkshire and Humberside to find ways of deriving useful materials from food waste.

Common purpose: Reuse's Jamie Brown with Ardagh's Sharon Crayton

Better recyclate quality demanded

By Paul Gander

Caught between brand owners demanding more recycled material in their packs and local authorities reluctant to invest in better collection and sorting, packaging businesses are looking to technology to improve recyclate quality and yields.

Wright: 'As a business we want to be leading from the front'

Eco-friendly plan blooms at Tulip

By Rod Addy

Meat processor Tulip has launched a packaging overhaul in an effort to slash waste and greenhouse gas emissions, signalling its commitment to the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Courtauld Commitment 3.

Diverting food waste from landfill could save food firms up to 45% of costs

Food waste remains a costly problem

By Rick Pendrous

Food manufacturers could increase their profits by over 10%, simply by more effectively using the waste they generate, claims a specialist food recycling organisation.

People are failing to recycle because they don't trust their rubbish will actually be recycled

Top three barriers preventing consumers recycling

By Laurence Gibbons

Bad habits, misconceptions and a lack of trust are the three main barriers preventing consumers from recycling, according to research by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and the University of Exeter.

Behaviour change in consumers is the third stage of action for the CCC

Carlsberg: probably the best sustainable supplier rethink

By Paul Gander

Denmark’s Carlsberg Group is creating a new model for supply chain co-operation on sustainability, with targets for achieving ‘cradle-to-cradle’ certified packaging in different materials every year for the next three years.

Bright future ahead for carton recycling

Get on top of the recycling game

It will be easier to recycle cartons in future, thanks to the launch of a new product from Tetra Pak, which lets consumers detach plastic tops from carton sleeves, enabling them to be recycled separately

FDF members are on target to help cut ingredient, product and packaging waste by 3% by 2015

Industry on target to cut food waste

By Rod Addy

Food and drink manufacturers are meeting waste reduction targets, trade body the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed after the spotlight turned on retailers this week.

Every 1t of dry cocoa bean processed generates 10t of cocoa husk waste, James Cropper claims

Eco-friendly packaging from cocoa waste

By Rod Addy

Cocoa waste could help make chocolate wrappers and other food packaging, thanks to a pioneering process devised by UK paper manufacturer James Cropper.

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