Friday Buffet

Huge news from Ireland: Starting in 2016, it will be illegal to put home food waste into the trash. That means all Irish households will separate food waste from the regular waste stream, which will be a boon for composting and anaerobic digestion.

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China’s Operation Empty Plate is the humble campaign that lit a food-waste-reducing fire under the world’s biggest nation. While its name evokes hunger to this reader (something lost in translation?), the campaign aims for more clean plates and less waste.

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Good to see The Times, that venerable London broadsheet, discuss food waste (via a piece on feeding scraps to chickens). At least I think that’s what it discusses (not having a subscription).

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Back to Ireland, this piece on the charity Cross Care’s hunger relief and food recovery warms the hearrrrt. It’s worth watching for the accents alone:

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