Category Archives: Food Waste Management

Reducing your pumpkin waste on National Pumpkin Day

October 26th marks National Pumpkin Day, the pumpkins are a favourable decoration and food and in the build-up to Halloween they make the perfect home decoration to welcome the many trick or treaters of October 31st. This year 3 in 5 people will buy at least one pumpkin, under half of those pumpkins brought will…
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Food Industry needs to tackle emissions

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released a report analysing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions linked to the UK’s food and drink industry ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The report from WRAP, states that there is drastic need to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the food…
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Let’s go green this Halloween

What is Halloween about? Hallowe’en on October 31st is a celebration the evening before All Hallows Day, also called All Saints Day. It begins a time of year, in the Christian church, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs. Halloween has evolved into all sort of activities, with bonfires, dressing up, pumpkins, and…
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The perfect meal solution using left-overs for cash-strapped January

Bubble and Squeak gets a Mellow Yellow make-over This wonderfully tasty recipe ticks all the boxes for January: Warm and tasty to keep you full on a cold winter's evening Cheap and cheerful when money is notoriously tight before the January payday Meat-free so it fits in perfectly with Veganuary Uses up left over veg…
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Recycling at Halloween Top Tips

What is Halloween about? Hallowe’en on October 31st is a celebration the evening before All Hallows Day, also called All Saints Day. It begins a time of year, in the Christian church, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs. Halloween has evolved into all sort of activities, with bonfires, dressing up, pumpkins, and…
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15 ways to teach recycling

In the UK, we are producing approximately 22.8 million tonnes of waste going to landfill – that’s a lot! Though our recycling rates are gradually increasing, currently at 45.2%, there’s still another 55% to go. The global leaders of recycling Germany, Austria and South Korea, with rates between 50-60%, show us that improvements can be…
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How to conduct a waste audit

Small to medium size businesses often don’t have the luxury of a dedicated facilities manager and, in many cases, those who run the business will find that waste management falls within their remit. Can you cut cost on waste? As a necessary and vital consideration, waste management is one area that can make a difference…
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Get to know your dates

Sell by, use by, display until… Many of us are still confused about what these magic dates on food labels really mean, and whether it’s safe to eat once it’s passed the deadline. In a study of 1,500 UK consumers by Mintel, two-thirds said they rely on their own senses rather than dates to decide…
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Food Waste Reduction: The business case

A report released by the Champions 12.3 coalition titled The Business Case for Reducing Food Waste outlined the severity of the global food waste crisis and the urgent need for change across companies, cities and countries. The report analysed over 1,000 companies and found a median return on investment of 14:1. Regardless of where your…
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Cawleys and Kettering General Hospital shortlisted for Waste2Zero awards

Cawleys and its customer Kettering General Hospital (KGH) have each been shortlisted for an award at the inaugural Waste2Zero Awards, with the winners being named on 6 December 2017. The Waste2Zero awards are the first of its kind in the food waste sector, being specifically designed for out of home industry to showcase best practice…
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