food waste


Discount retailers to thrive, even after recession

The recession has made a huge impact on consumer shopping habits, not least in grocery retail – evidenced by the fact that just under half (46%) of all shoppers now use discount retailers such as Aldi, Lidl and high-street pound shops. However, findings this week suggest that is by no means a short-term trend, and […]


Can alternative offers extended shelf life

RPC Containers Corby has launched a modern plastic alternative to the traditional tin can.  The new 380ml Apollo container combines extended ambient shelf life with all the established lightweight, easy handling and safety benefits of plastics and also offers the convenience of re-closing. The high barrier Apollo features a PP/EVOH/PP multilayer structure for the effective […]

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Food waste now accepted, but who’s to blame?

The issue of wasted food continues to receive significant column inches in the mainstream press, with the consumer generally considered the guilty party for having an eye too big for his belly. But is this really the case? Or is something else to blame? According to recent research by food freshness technology company It’sFresh, it’s […]


Committed to Courtauld phase three

Members of the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have reaffirmed their support for the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment– a responsibility deal set up by WRAP to improve resource efficiency and reduce the carbon and wider environmental impact of food and drink waste. “Following the progress made so far by FDF signatories under […]


Fresh bread solution ‘in the bag’

In the continued fight against food waste, Flexico Group is set to launch a packaging solution in the UK that it says will keep bread fresher for longer. The Cordogrip double drawstring bag is designed with a top and bottom gusset, and is fitted with two strings in colours that can match any brand logo. […]


Linpac hopes for split pack hit

Multi-material packaging manufacturer Linpac Packaging has developed a range of split packs for both fresh and cooked meats in a bid, it says, to help consumers reduce the food waste they generate at home. The packs, which allow contents to be divided into separate portion-size compartments in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), mean consumers can store […]

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The future is frozen, says new report

According to the authors of the world’s first frozen food report, such food can ‘strongly contribute towards Defra’s vision of a sustainable, secure and healthy food supply in the UK’. Compiled by researchers at the Centre for Food Innovation (Sheffield Hallam University) and Refrigeration Developments & Testing (Bristol) the British Frozen Food Industry – a […]

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Tesco’s new twist on BOGOF

Tesco has revealed plans to cut Britain’s food waste by turning the traditional Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF) offer into Buy One Get One Free – Later, which means customers will be encouraged to pick up the second item at a later date. Shoppers will take an item under a BOGOF offer and receive […]

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£10m boost for food waste facilities

The recent budget announcement of an additional £10 million funding for the development of reprocessing facilities for food waste has been welcomed by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The funding will, it says, enable new composting and anaerobic digestion facilities to be built – processing over 300,000 additional tonnes of food waste every year. […]

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