Coffee bean waste produced at some of London’s main train stations is soon to travel to a more desirable destination. The UK’s Network Rail has agreed a contract with ‘Bio-bean’, an innovative company which can transform waste coffee beans into biofuels. Not only will these biofuels generate power for homes, businesses and vehicles, it will also benefit passengers in that any costs saved from expensive landfill disposal will be rerouted into upgrading the current railway system.
Love Food, Hate Waste is a campaign, launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme, a not-for-profit organisation (backed by Government funding from England, NI, Scotland and Wales) in 2007, with the aim of reducing the amount of food waste in the United Kingdom.
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
According to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans are tossing up to 40 percent of the food supply each year, along with all the resources used to produce food that never gets eaten. Food waste occurs at home, on the farm, and in supermarkets.
About 90 million tons of food is wasted annually in Europe – agricultural food waste and fish discards not included.
Brussels, Copenhagen, 5 June 2013 – On the occasion of World Environment Day, the UN and the Nordic Council of Ministers launch a Nordic-Baltic Ad Competition to support the fight against food waste.
World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.