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UK retail industry reduces food waste by 20,000 tonnes

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).

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

France: One drinks carton out of two recycled

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.

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

French food catering waste collection almost triples

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.

European Food Law Environment and Conservation

Plastic bags “not a problem in Norway”

Norway may refuse the new EU law aimed at halving plastic shopping bag use, arguing that Norwegians need the bags for waste disposal. 

European Food Law Food Policy

Italy plans “model” legislation to fight food waste

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.

European Food Law Food Policy

China releases new food packaging standards

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has released six draft standards relating to food packaging materials.

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