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Yellow stickers could soon be scrapped from UK supermarkets

Yellow stickers could soon be scrapped from UK supermarkets

UK supermarkets are moving towards a new automated pricing method that may eliminate the use of yellow stickers on discounted items. An artificial intelligence (AI) system that automatically reduces prices in the run-up to a product’s sell-by date has been introduced across Europe. UK supermarkets have begun using similar products, such as electronic shelf labels (ESLs)....

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How to make your life greener in 2024

How to make your life greener in 2024

It is a common practice for people worldwide to start a new year with a change in their lifestyle. According to the People’s Climate Vote, a UN survey of public opinion on climate change, people worldwide recognise it as a global emergency and agree that we should take necessary measures to address it. Although people...

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Mitie wins two-year waste contract with University of Leeds

Mitie wins two-year waste contract with University of Leeds

Mitie has been chosen to provide waste management services for the University of Leeds for two years. The partnership with Mitie unites the majority of waste management services across the University under one provider, allowing for a more streamlined approach to reducing waste and carbon emissions. Mitie’s services will cover the University’s central Leeds campus...

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Pineapple loses its crown: Sainsbury’s sells leafless version to cut waste

Pineapple loses its crown: Sainsbury’s sells leafless version to cut waste

Sainsbury’s has introduced a new version of pineapples without the crown. The leaves are often discarded by customers, resulting in up to 700 tonnes of food waste annually. Removing the crown during production will enable the leaves to be replanted in the pineapple fields or shredded and given to local farmers as animal feed. Pineapples...

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Defra pushes back food waste reporting mandate

Defra pushes back food waste reporting mandate

The UK Government has announced that large food and drink companies will not be obligated to report their food waste until at least 2026. Although a mandate was initially promised in 2018, the deadline has now been pushed back. Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has recently confirmed a delay in its...

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Woman behind food sharing app wins entrepreneurial award

Woman behind food sharing app wins entrepreneurial award

Tessa Clarke, the co-founder of a food sharing app, has recently won the Bold Woman award from Veuve Clicquot in recognition of her exceptional entrepreneurial skills. She is the 51st woman to receive this prestigious award and was praised for her inspirational work in co-creating Olio, a platform that has helped over seven million people...

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Expert reveals what you need to do with your Christmas leftovers

Expert reveals what you need to do with your Christmas leftovers

ONE of the best things about Christmas is the food, especially leftover turkey and stuffing sandwiches on Boxing Day. With an array of different foods being served on the day, most things can often go to waste when forgotten about.  The UK disposes of 710,000 tonnes of potatoes, 100,000 tonnes of poultry and 96,000 tonnes...

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Food Waste: The social trend leaving a bad taste

Food Waste: The social trend leaving a bad taste

FROM pictures at pumpkin patches for Instagram, to viral food challenges for YouTube, to the upcoming festive season, research by food waste management company, Warrens, part of the Bio Capital Group, has suggested that there may be a significant connection between social media and an increase in unnecessary food waste. Seasonal events are a social...

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