Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Food Waste

This BBC article discusses the amount of food and packaging that is wasted by supermarkets, manufacturers and sandwich chains when it is thrown away, unopened and uneaten.

FareShare have a history of taking some of the surplus and distributing to the needy but "In the past, we might have been offered 100 pallets of some type of food by a manufacturer - but we could only take a quarter. So now we want to be able to take all of it - and offer them different ways of disposing it," says the charity's spokesman, Alex Green.
The idea is that if the food isn't eaten then it could be composted and the packaging recycled. There are also some plans to look into using food waste to generate energy.

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