Category Archives: Food Waste

11Nov

Spilt milk

Posted on 11th November, 2013

When an articulated vehicle is involved in a full speed accident on the motorway, the devastation caused can be massive. This was the case last week when 2 lorries collided on the M4 causing the busy motorway to be closed for 10 hours. Fortunately no one was hurt during the incident, however the crash had…

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11Nov

‘More joint working’ needed to tackle food waste

Posted on 11th November, 2013

Consumer goods giant Unilever and retailer Tesco have called for a more ‘joined-up approach’ across the supply chain in order to tackle food waste in the UK. Speaking at WRAP’s annual conference in London last week (November 7), Amanda Sourry, UK and Ireland chair at Unilever, said that “fractured” offerings of waste services across the…

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11Oct

Olleco helps WasteCare choose RWM winner

Posted on 11th October, 2013

This year’s RWM show was a great success with thousands of companies attending to find out more about the world of recycling and the many developments in our industry. Amongst the looming machinery and throng of attendees it was hard to miss the new addition to the show, our very own “Silver Lady”, the WasteCare…

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10Oct

Wychavon set to end food waste collections

Posted on 10th October, 2013

Weekly food waste collections are set to be scrapped from 2014 in Wychavon, Worcestershire, in a bid to save the district council an estimated £550,000 per year. Wychavon district councillors voted in favour of withdrawing the service from January 10 2014 at a meeting of the Executive Board earlier this month, but a final decision…

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05Aug

45 signatories join Courtauld Commitment 3

Posted on 5th August, 2013

Forty-five signatories from across the grocery supply chain have committed to reducing food and drink waste under the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment. The voluntary agreement sets out targets for 2013-15 for retailers, brands and manufacturers to reduce food and drink waste and improve packaging design, building on the targets set out in Courtauld 2, which finished in December 2012….

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05Aug

First International standard for waste management

Posted on 5th August, 2013

The first international standard for waste management is being piloted by the Carbon Trust and could be ready for full launch in the autumn. The Carbon Trust Waste Standard will allow a company to be independently recognised as one that deals with waste in a responsible way, with “clear reputational benefits”, according to the Carbon…

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06Jan

Stourport men jailed for used cooking oil thefts

Posted on 6th January, 2013

As a result of a coordinated effort by the Waste Management and Recycling team at Wm Morrisons, led by Charles Crowther and WasteCare’s own Security Department, two “fat” thieves have this month each been sentenced to two years in prison. The thieves have been stealing vegetable oil and chicken fat from a number of fast…

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05Oct

Arrests for vegetable oil thieves

Posted on 5th October, 2012

Collecting and processing used cooking oil(UCO) has become a major recycling sector in the UK as the demand for bio-fuel has increased. With the recent rise in fuel prices the monetary value of UCO has attracted in new type of rogue, the UCO thief. As the bio-diesel made from stolen UCO does not attract Vat…

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12Jul

WRAP calls on hospitality sector to take responsibility for waste

Posted on 12th July, 2011

A report commissioned by WRAP has found that the hospitality sector could save up to £724m a year through a combination of waste prevention and diverting material from landfill to anaerobic digestion. The report, ‘The Composition of Waste Disposed of by the UK Hospitality Industry’ estimates that over 3.4 million tonnes of waste is generated…

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04May

It’s Compost Awareness Week

Posted on 4th May, 2011

This week (1st- 7th May) is Compost Awareness Week, up and down the country councils, retailers and community groups are promoting the benefits of home composting. Now in it’s 11th year, this international awareness week aims to encourage more householders to have a go at composting. As part of the week, Worcestershire county council are…

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