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Producing Biofuel From Waste Crisps and Pies

    Producing Biofuel From Waste Crisps and Pies

Greenergy, a privately owned company that supplies one fifth of Britain’s road fuel, has begun producing biodiesel from food waste. In a unique partnership with Brocklesby, a specialist in recycling edible oils, unsaleable food products such as crisps and pies, which would previously have gone to landfill or compost, are now being converted for biofuel […]

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£13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

    £13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

The cost of buying and throwing away good food and drink reached £13.7 billion last year, reveals new analysis by the Local Government Association, the voice for local authorities in England and Wales. The analysis, which combined the purchasing price of food which was not eaten with the cost to council tax-payers of sending it […]

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UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

    UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

Participants in a scheme run by ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK are well on the way to achieving targets set last autumn to prevent and recover waste in the FMCG supply chain in the UK. By thinking differently about waste when looking at products, packaging design, range and forecasting, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers have […]

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Making International Food and Agricultural Production Chains Sustainable

Rabobank and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are entering into a new partnership focused on international food and agriculture chains. The objective is to make these chains sustainable by conducting joint projects. As an internationally leading food and agribank, Rabobank will contribute its financial and other knowledge of these sectors. The WWF will provide its […]

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Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

    Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

Dairy farmers who supply Robert Wiseman Dairies are being offered expert help to reduce their energy costs and improve their carbon footprint. All members of the Wiseman Milk Group not aligned to a retailer supply group are being given the chance to have an E-C02 carbon and energy audit giving a carbon score for their […]

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New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

    New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

The water and carbon footprint of wasted household food in the UK has been identified for the first time, highlighting the major environmental consequences of food waste, both domestically and globally.
The report, ‘The Water and Carbon Footprint of Household Food Waste in the UK’ – jointly published by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and […]

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Kellogg Takes Stance in Support of Sustainable Palm Oil

    Kellogg Takes Stance in Support of Sustainable Palm Oil

Kellogg is helping fund sustainable palm oil production through purchasing GreenPalm certificates covering 100% of its global palm oil use. Today, GreenPalm estimates that only 6% of the current global supply of palm oil is sustainably grown.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) continues to work toward the development of a consistent and sufficient supply […]

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Adams Foods Boosts Green Performance

    Adams Foods Boosts Green Performance

Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its new factory at Leek in Staffordshire, England, thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology. The 150kW CHP unit, supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G, is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. Since full commissioning of the CHP system in June 2010 […]

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Puresep Technologies adds strength to its waste water offering

David Parocki has recently joined Puresep Technologies, a member of the Amplio Filtration Holdings Group, as Business Development Manager for their waste water and membrane technologies division.
David will be introducing the range of waste water technologies within the group to the UK market, along with broadening and growing the membrane offering. David will also work […]

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New date and venue revealed for MCERTS 2011

The organisers of MCERTS 2011 are delighted to announce that this year’s event will now take place at the Telford International Centre, on 30th & 31st March.

Previous MCERTS events have taken place near Burton, Staffs, but the new, larger venue will provide improved facilities for exhibitors and visitors and is serviced by excellent transport links.
Event […]

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Camlab now offers automated water analysis solution for BOD by day and titration by night

Camlab, one of the UK’s leading scientific suppliers and service/repair agents, has been appointed by Man-Tech Associates to represent and support the company’s range of automated water quality analysers in the UK.
The PC-BOD™ system, which is designed to automate the 5- and 7-day BOD analysis method, simplifies the complex BOD measurement procedure required by many […]

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