Anglican Church of Kenya helps tackle food and plastic waste

The Anglican Church of Kenya has been tackling the issue of food security through its development wing, the Anglican Development Services (ADS). Food waste is a real problem in Kenya. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, growers lost over 1.9 million tonnes of food in 2017, worth $1.5 billion USD (approximately £1.2 billion GBP).

Seven-Eleven leads Japan’s drive to cut food waste

Seven-Eleven Japan will ease a delivery requirement for food makers as part of efforts to reduce food waste.

The operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain will accept short-dated instant noodles that otherwise would have been thrown away under current regulations.

Seven-Eleven is effectively breaking with the “one-third rule,” which requires food makers to deliver products within the first third of the period between the production and expiration dates. Products that are delivered past the date are returned to makers and mostly discarded.

How one Atlanta startup solved the biggest problem in food waste recovery

Goodr is a two-year-old startup that provides restaurants, airports, convention centers and other food service operations with a blockchain-based digital platform to track surplus food and a food waste recovery service. Essentially, Goodr offers insights to help food businesses reduce waste, and then picks up and donates what waste they don’t mitigate.

Scotland’s food waste causing more greenhouse gas than plastic

Food waste is a bigger cause of climate change than plastics, according to Zero Waste Scotland.

The government-funded body has urged people to cut down the amount of unwanted food they put in the bin.

When food waste ends up in landfill it rots, producing methane gas, one of the most damaging greenhouse gases driving climate change.

Research by Zero Waste Scotland found that 456,000 tonnes of food waste was collected in Scotland in 2016.

About 224,000 tonnes of plastic waste was collected that year.

KT For Good: This Ramadan, let’s work towards food waste reduction

The Khaleej Times is proposing that those observing Ramadan be mindful of food waste during the season. Annual food waste is estimated at 427kg per person in Saudi Arabia and 197kg per person in the UAE, compared with 95kg to 115kg in Europe and North America, according to a research report released by Dubai Industrial Park and The Economist Intelligence Unit.