The European Commission remains unresponsive to the problem of food waste

The European Commission remains unresponsive to the problem of food waste

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has just published a report on how the EU is tackling food waste, and the conclusion hasn’t been positive. The ECA considers that the European Commission is not doing much to combat this global problem; actually, its ambition it’s believed to have dicreased over time. The Commission, says the ECA, lacks coordination and a common definition for food waste. Besides, its policies should […]

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Reduce your waste: a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2017

Reduce your waste: a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2017

Probably, by this time of the year, many of us have already given up in our New Year’s resolution: getting upset less frequently, controlling our stress, working out three days per week or going on a diet. It may not be one of the most common, but what about trying to reduce our waste? Not so very long ago, in a flat of two people, we […]

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Does your town have a food waste collection system? Glasgow does!

Does your town have a food waste collection system? Glasgow does!

One day of this week we found something lying in front of our main door. No worries, it wasn’t a baby in a basket; it was a caddy provided by the Glasgow City Council as a measure to roll  out  its food waste collection system across the city centre. The council has provided (or will provide) every building with a communal bin for this purpose. […]

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Scary figures: 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins are dumped every Halloween

Scary figures: 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins are dumped every Halloween

As Halloween gets closer, the sales of pumpkins increase more and more. We all know what the destiny of those squashes is: to be emptied and carved, becoming an element of evil appearence with its own thoughts. The main purpose is to give a cool touch to our houses for this night of celebration. But what happens next is not cool at all; most of those […]

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Healthy junk food to feed awareness

Healthy junk food to feed awareness

Every year, around 88 million tonnes of food are dumped in the EU (other kind of ‘junk food’), being the UK on the top of this waste chart with over 12 million tonnes. This is ‘normal’ given its large population, and it’s proportionally aligned with the rest of the European countries, but think about the figures. Twelve million tonnes is equivalent to 12.000.000.000 kilos. Estimating […]

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