Monday, 15 February 2016

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Perupas shortlisted for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

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Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

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ChemChina to acquire Syngenta at a value of over US$ 43 billion

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  Syngenta has announced that earlier this February ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at US...

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

  On February 1, the construction of the new Kiremko building started in a festive way in Montfoort, T...

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AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

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Snack manufacturer Ibersnacks assesses its weigher-bagger equipment

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  Snack manufacturers with high production outputs to pack and large orders to fulfil are among the mo...

FAM and Stumabo launch NECST - Next Evolution in Centrifugal Slicing Technology

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  FAM Stumabo developed NECST TM, an ambitious R D proj...

Potato chips in Canada - All dressed up

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Pasteurization - It’s all about safety first

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  Improved shelf life for food products is essential – no...

Kiremko and Packo present new product pump

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Company introduces potato starch for clean label food coatings

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Company launches new formulation of biofungicide

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Welsh potato growers get latest know-how on Potato Day

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Chile considered robust market for American agricultural equipment

Chile considered rob...

  In the most recently released U.S. Department of Commer...

Dundee-China collaboration discovers potential ‘Achilles heel’ of potato blight

Dundee-China collabo...

  Scientists working in Scotland and China have uncovered...

SmartStor controller wins Certificate of Merit at Lamma 2016

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More than 90 per cent of the food and packaging waste in the UK generated at factories operated by members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is now being recycled or recovered, according to a new survey published today by the trade association and Defra.

The survey shows that companies are on track to achieve their aim of sending no food or packaging waste to landfill by 2015 - one of the key commitments of FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition.

Of the 481,000 tonnes of food and packaging waste produced at 149 sites of FDF members in 2009, 435,000 tonnes (more than 90%) was recovered or recycled with only 43,000 tonnes (9%) sent to landfill - a significant improvement on data from previous years (16.5% was sent to landfill in 2006 and 12.5% in 2008). Furthermore, in 2008 and 2009, manufacturers prevented more than 340,000 tonnes of food from entering the waste stream by diverting it into other uses, notably animal feed.

Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at Defra, said: "We welcome the progress, demonstrated by this survey, that FDF members have made towards their ‘Five-Fold Environmental Ambition' target of sending zero food and packaging waste to landfill from 2015. This is an excellent example of businesses taking the lead in developing effective, sustainable ways of managing their waste."

Andrew Kuyk, FDF Director of Sustainability & Competitiveness, said: "These new evidence-based findings demonstrate beyond doubt that FDF members are making a significant contribution to improving the environment by targeting those areas where they can make the biggest difference. The results clearly show that our members are producing less waste at their sites and it is a great achievement that more than 90% of the waste that does arise is being recycled or recovered. The findings also support the work of the new coalition Government in its drive towards a zero waste economy."

 

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