Waste management - Articles and news items

Is biodegradable packaging the answer to the food’s climate change problem?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 March 2017  •  Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer…

Instagram generation most culpable for the food waste mountain

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  14 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Food waste is becoming a terrible and unfortunate issue. According to research from a UK supermarket, the millennial generation is increasingly at fault. New Food investigates…

Loughborough University pioneer new research into reducing food waste

Industry news  •  6 January 2017  •  New Food

Loughborough University is part of a new £0.8 million research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste…

Indian researchers pioneer an alternate use for sugarcane waste

Industry news  •  25 November 2016  •  Elsevier

From Britain to Mexico, countries are considering sugar taxes to reduce consumption and curb the global obesity epidemic. Indian researchers might have found a use for sugarcane waste…

Upgrading sustainability with Industrial Biotechnology

Issue 5 2016  •  14 October 2016  •  Ana Galindo García

Ana Galindo García from the Leitat Technological Centre, Barcelona describes how biotechnology might be used to improve sustainability…

Wine and wastewater: How to optimise sludge treatment

Industry news  •  10 October 2016  •  Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft detail the challenges of wine wastewater treatment, articulating the importance of adaptation to the surrounding environment…

Electrolux takes action on sustainability and food, supporting UN Global Goals

Industry news  •  12 September 2016  •  New Food

The Electrolux Group has today announced actions to focus its social investments and community activities on food-related sustainability issues…

The application of seafood processing by-products in the food industry

Issue 4 2016  •  18 August 2016  •  Dr. Reza Tahergorabi, Assistant Professor, Food and Nutritional Sciences, NC A&T State University (USA)

It has been reported by numerous popular media that fish stocks are declining and several commercial fisheries are currently over-exploited and will collapse by the mid-century. On the other hand, as with other foods, seafood processing generates large quantities of by-products. A typical example is fish filleting to recover boneless and skinless marketable fillets. The frames, heads, and viscera would be typical by-products and the fillets would be considered the main product. When fish are processed for fillets, the by-products account for 60–70% and fish meat and oil left on the by-products account for 20–30% and 5–15% of the whole fish weight, respectively…

Food waste in Italy to be slashed by revolutionary new law

Industry news  •  4 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Food waste is to be tackled by new measures in a law passed by the Italian Senate that will make it easier for businesses and farmers to donate excess produce to charities and those in need.

‘Joint Ambition’ on food waste plan

Industry news  •  25 July 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

Unilever and Hubbub have launched a five-point action plan to boost business collaboration and customer awareness of food waste reduction efforts…

Cut your food waste by freezing and reheating leftover food

Blogs  •  18 July 2016  •  Lisa Farland, Happy To Survive

To help combat food waste, Happy to Survive have created an infographic on reheating food. Lisa Farland discusses more about reheating food here…

EFRA Committee launches food waste inquiry

Industry news  •  11 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The EFRA Committee are to focus on consumers, the retail and hospitality sectors, and local government in their food waste inquiry…

FSA tackles misconceptions on how to freeze food safely

Industry news  •  4 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The FSA is focusing this year’s Food Safety Week on helping people to understand how to waste less food safely by making more of their freezers…

Mars releases its sixth annual Principles in Action Summary

Industry news  •  1 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The summary shows progress Mars has made in the areas of sustainability, health and wellbeing, food safety, responsible marketing, and workplace engagement…

Tesco introduces ‘wonky’ cucumbers to its stores

Industry news  •  23 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The cucumbers are priced at 35p per 100g and will form part of the Perfectly Imperfect range, which so far includes parsnips, potatoes and strawberries…


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