Environment Times - latest digital edition
Environment Times... Printed since 1993 and now also digital - read latest issue below
26 years of providing business, manufacturing and organisations with UK news of environmental good practice, as well as prosecutions. Features the sustainable use of air, water, land, nature & biodiversity, energy efficiency, corporate reports, opinions, new products & services, and industry news.
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With an estimated 18,000 tonnes of perfectly edible pumpkins thrown away in the UK every year, Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, urges consumers to think hard about unnecessary waste this Halloween.
Water purification from crustacean shells and new fibres from apple cores – sustainable technology firm Pennotec is stopping what was once industrial food waste being sent to landfill.
Food waste reduction is key to saving money, improving food production efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing packaging waste and protecting the environment. Dr Abdel Ezbiri from the technology company Cerulean discusses the waste that results from the temperature testing of fresh and chilled foods, and outline the success that some food processors have achieved in adopting non-destructive testing (NDT) technology.
Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announces the recipient of this year's Kew International Medal is Mary Robinson, a world-leading advocate for environmental and human rights, and the first female President of Ireland. The Medal is awarded to individuals for distinguished, internationally-recognised work aligned with RBG Kew's mission.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is reminding farmers and growers to review their water usage and is advising of steps to build resilience into their long-term supply, as UK temperatures are confirmed as hitting record highs.
A new report from WRAP showing a significant upsurge in the amount of surplus food handled by UK charitable and commercial redistribution organisations has been published as eight charities and not-for-profit groups will receive grants from the Government's £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund, administered by WRAP, to provide resources needed to expand their work.
London's Borough Market is joining together with six of the world's best food markets to form the 'Magnificent Seven' (M7) alliance to have a stronger voice on the world stage - going global to promote the idea of staying local in terms of food production, sustainability and the supply chain.
UK soil is being destroyed at 10 times the rate it is being created, costing £1.2 billion annually in England and Wales - but only a fraction of the cost, £10 million pounds a year in England, is needed to ensure the agricultural sector is still productive at the end of the century, and this would reverse the declining health of our rivers, claim a coalition of interest groups.
Retailer Iceland's decision to remove palm oil from its own branded food has been criticised by both The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, who share Iceland's concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil, but do not agree with the solutions Iceland are adopting, and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Biology who say Iceland’s move to ban palm oil products is understandable but could backfire.