Food Waste

We're Tackling the Top Ten Food Waste Usual Suspects, and Getting Healthier in the Process

Mike Coupe | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Mike Coupe

We know that our customers expect the very best from us. As retailers we're expected to lead the way when it comes to matters of nutrition, sourcing and sustainability - and that's right. Right now, supply chain donation is a pioneering approach. Hopefully it won't be another twenty years before we see the industry following suit.

Food Waste Is Simply Too Big and Too Serious an Issue for Us to Ignore

Dave Lewis | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK
Dave Lewis

One of the biggest issues supermarkets must face up to is food waste... The fact is there are people up and down the country who are hungry, and could really use the food we throw away. And one day, we want all of that food - all 30,000 tonnes of it - to be turned into those 70million meals for the people who need it.

France Just Set A Shining Example Of How Not To Waste Food

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

France has made it illegal for big supermarkets to throw away edible food, in a bold move designed to reduce the country's chronic food waste. A se...

Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow

Trewin Restorick | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trewin Restorick

In a chestnutshell Festive Freeze aims to help households save money and stamp out the absurdity of food waste. But it is not just households that can benefit from the campaign. Across the UK the prize for cutting food waste is considerable as it is estimated that a concerted effort could prevent £30billion tonnes of food being wasted by 2025.

How Youngsters Are Leading the Fight Against Food Poverty

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Up to 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is produced each year, but only 2% of that goes to charities to feed the hungry. Around 3.7 million tonnes of this is destroyed or burned. While the political pressure simmers, an army of young activists are striving to tackle these issues from the front line. Chief amongst them is Grace Jones, a 15-year-old campaigner from Croydon.

Let's Squash Food Waste

Trewin Restorick | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Trewin Restorick

They are the sort of statistics that leave you shaking your head in disbelief. The average UK family throws away the equivalent of 24 meals a month wasting £720 a year in the process. Overall Britons are chucking away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year. This seems illogical when households are being heavily squeezed financially and need to look after every penny.

Will Pumpkin Waste Haunt You This Halloween?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Growing up in a large family, my mother had very much a 'waste not, want not' attitude which has stuck with me to this day. This is prevalent in our 100% recycled Polarfleece range for little ones - mostly made from waste plastic bottles - thereby offsetting our plastics production and helping to reduce detrimental impacts on the environment.

This Restauranteur Serves Food Straight From The Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the kind of person who cuts mould off of out-of-date cheese and eats it anyway, then you're in luck - for a new café is set to cater to you...

Brilliant Food Waste Reduction Campaign Celebrates Ugly Fruit And Veg

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever sifted through apples trying to find the most shiny one or turned your nose up at a bent carrot? You're not alone, many of us recoil at the sight...

Look Back to Look Forward

Sian Breslin | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

1954; not only the year I landed on this planet, but also the year that food rationing in post war Britain finally ended. 60 years later (shhh... don't tell anyone) with the myriad of food related illness and problems that are in the news every day, I wonder whether we're any better off now than then?

Tackling Food Waste - Food for Thought

Adam Shaw | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Adam Shaw

With so many people going hungry or even starving, it seems obscene for so many of us to throw away so much food in so many parts of the world. It has been estimated that 1.3billion tonnes of food goes to waste globally each year. It is both a technical problem and a problem of attitude.

The Problem With the 'Pig Idea'

Alastair Butler | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Butler

'The Pig Idea' was started by food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart and Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers, both of whom I have a huge amount of respect for. However I have joined the debate as there are some issues in their argument which I feel need addressing on behalf of BPEX and the pig farming industry...

How DEFRA Wastes The Equivalent Of A Truck Load Of Food Each Month

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics

Since coming to office coalition ministers have been keen to tell Britons to stop wasting food - but government departments should probably be prepare...

Jessica Elgot

9 Foods That You Really Don't Need To Throw Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Tesco has revealed that 28,500 tonnes of food has been thrown away in the first six months of this year, including two-thirds of produce grown for bag...

POLL: How Much Food Do You Throw Away?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Rarely is the case that the average household consumes 99% of what it purchases, but we didn't know the situation was quite this bad. Apparently, we'r...

Tesco Reveals Shocking Levels Of Food Waste

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Tesco has seen 28,500 tonnes of food thrown away in the first six months of this year, the supermarket giant has revealed for the first time. The c...

Do Looks Matter? Report Shows 40% Of Fruit And Veg Wasted, Because They're... Ugly

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Up to two-fifths of a crop of fruit or vegetables can be wasted because it is "ugly", a report on food waste has shown. Produce grown in the UK tha...

Why Is Chard Too Hard for Tesco?

Julian Dobson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Dobson

Why is it so hard for Tesco to stock chard? After all, their website sings the praises of 'real food', telling us that 'whether you're a shopper, a farmer, a master chef or an everyday cook, it's time to show food a little love'.

End World Hunger: Simple Steps

Rima Amin | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

I dream of the day my child asks: What was starvation? The dream is within reach: we can be the generation to end hunger. But we have to do a few things to get there, simple things...

'Wasting Food Is Like Stealing From The Poor', Says Pope Francis

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

Pope Francis has denounced what he calls a “culture of waste” and has likened throwing away good food to “stealing from the table of the poor an...

Leftovers 'Should Be Fed To Pigs'

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Leftovers should be put back on the menu for pigs to conserve food supplies, cut waste and farming costs and protect the environment, campaigners are ...

Food Waste and Hunger Side by Side, Scandalous

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

In the industrialized west we need only a change in the way we think about food to reduce appreciably the waste.

How much do we value our food?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

As you'd imagine from someone who makes chutney for a living, I spend a lot of time chopping fruit. One of the best things about this (apparently meni...

10 Ways to Limit Food Waste/Make Use of Surplus

Jenny Dawson | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

We work closely with local markets and supermarkets, using their surplus fresh ingredients to make chutneys before they are discarded, which we sell online and in food markets across the UK.

Half Of All Food Ends Up Thrown Away

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

As much as half of all the food produced in the world - two billion tonnes worth - ends up being thrown away, according to "staggering" new figures. ...