Tag Archives: EU

Monday Roundup

Plenty of news from Food Waste World recently: There’s an increased likelihood of the EU banning “best before” labels on shelf-stable foods like grains, canned goods and frozen items. The Dutch and Swedish farming ministers sent a letter recommending that course of action to the EU Agriculture Council, who discussed the issue today (but didn’t [...]

May 19, 2014 | Posted in Casino, College, Composting, Environment, International, Waste Ban | Comments closed

Better Luck Next Year

Figuring out the EU food waste stance has never been easy. There’s the European Parliament, European Commission, EU FUSIONS and more. Yet, I thought I had one thing figured out: 2014 was going to be a key year. It was going to be the European Year Against Food Waste. Wrong. While keeping track of the exact details is [...]

February 17, 2014 | Posted in International, Legislation | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

This NPR piece takes us inside a New York City hi-rise apartment building that’s now composting as part of a pilot program. Making hi-rise composting work will be a key to New York’s composting future, given New York’s urban landscape. — — Here’s the first peep I’ve seen from Britain suggesting a national ban on [...]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Composting, Friday Buffet, General, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

European Produce Pondering

On Friday, I was surprised to hear the finding that 50% of Europe’s fruits and vegetables aren’t eaten. Turns out I missed one small word–that close to 50% is wasted. Not a big deal, though, as nearly everyone uses tiny modifiers for impact. With or without modifiers, European produce waste is shocking. Yet even worse is North [...]

October 9, 2012 | Posted in Composting, Household, International, Stats | Comments closed

Europe Declares War on Waste

Yesterday was a massive day in food waste news, as the European Parliament passed a resolution* targeting its reduction. More specifically, Parliament called on the European Commission to tackle waste through an ambitious goal of halving food waste by 2025. And setting the stakes for inaction–waste will increase by 40 percent if nothing is done. The [...]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in International | Comments closed

The Declaration of Independence (from food waste)

In December, I wrote about the Danish group Stop Wasting Food. After that post ran, their founder, Selina Juul, pointed me to a fascinating product–the Joint Declaration Against Food Waste. While it’s not quite as grandiose as our Declaration of Independence, the joint declaration has grand ambitions. Most notably, it pushes for: A global reduction [...]

January 12, 2011 | Posted in Hunger, Institutional, International | Comments closed

Stop Spild Af Mad!

Monday I linked to an editorial from a writer advocating eating our Christmas trees (more or less). Perhaps it’s no surprise that the author is Danish, given the strength of that nation’s Stop Wasting Food group(Stop Spild Af Mad in Danish). The non-profit aims to reduce the amount of food wasted in Denmark through a [...]

December 29, 2010 | Posted in Energy, Environment, International | Comments closed
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