Category Archives: Food Waste


Isle of Wight failing to recycle

Posted on 8th April, 2011

New figures released today have exposed the Isle of Wight as one of the worst recyclers in the country. Islanders are currently only recycling around a third of their domestic rubbish. The Isle of Wight Council has plans to boost recycling and is launching a consultation process. Failure to increase recycling rates could lead to…

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Batteries and bottles collections introduced in Edinburgh

Posted on 25th February, 2011

Edinburgh Council has introduced two new waste stream collections to their kerbside recycling scheme. Residents have been given two new recycling boxes in which to collect plastic bottles and batteries. The Council will also be running a pilot food waste project from April 2011.This will see food scraps picked up from 20,000 Edinburgh households in…

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The great bin debate

Posted on 20th February, 2011

How many bins is too many? In a time of public sector cuts, is it better to sort your own rubbish rather than paying more council tax for someone else to do it? How can the government encourage more recycling without alienating people? These were just some of the questions that the press were asking…

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European Union calls for more recycling

Posted on 19th January, 2011

In a report the European Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik has praised Europe for its progress in recycling but highlighted that there is still a lot of progress to be made. He commented that we all still have a long way to go before Europe could be classed as a recycling community. The latest figures show…

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Scotland waste most food

Posted on 19th October, 2010

A survey commissioned by Waitrose has found that Scottish people waste the most food in the UK, sending around £460 of food per person to landfill every year. The main culprits were milk and bananas, with 86 per cent of Scots admitting that they throw away food at least a couple of times every week….

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Rothwell trials food recycling scheme

Posted on 23rd September, 2009

8,000 households in Rothewell, Leeds are taking part in a trial which could lead to Government legislation that would make food waste recycling compulsory. Each household will be provided with a caddy to be kept in the kitchen and to be used to store all food waste. They will also be provided with an outside…

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Yorkshire pioneers large scale food waste scheme

Posted on 27th February, 2009

It is estimated that 3.6m tons of food is thrown away every year in the UK, the majority of this ends up in landfill. This puts an unnecessary strain on landfill when food waste could be sent to composting facilities or to anaerobic digestion units to create clean energy. Some councils have undertaken doorstep collection…

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