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UK supermarket waste quantities dropped from 200,000 tonnes in 2013 to 180,000 tonnes in 2014, according to a new report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the UK’s advisory body the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
One beverage carton out of two is recycled in France according to l’Alliance carton nature (ACN), France’s association of beverage carton manufacturers, which brings together companies like Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak.
A pilot project which collected the food waste from 80 Parisian restaurants has led to a better assessment of the volumes of organic waste produced by the sector. The project found that the volumes were nearly three times higher than in previous assessments.
Norway may refuse the new EU law aimed at halving plastic shopping bag use, arguing that Norwegians need the bags for waste disposal.
Italy’s upcoming “zero waste” law could be a model for the international fight against food waste, Italy’s Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina said on 6 October.
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has released six draft standards relating to food packaging materials.