Irish households throw away one third of food every week

– New campaign urges Irish people to reduce food waste and make use of brown bin –  . Irish households must become more active in preventing food waste and managing their food waste appropriately, according to a new campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices. The campaign, which will run across radio, online […]

Eurobarometer On Food Waste And Labelling

Eating and drinking take centre stage at this time of year. But there are about 100 million tonnes of food thrown out every year in the EU. Eurobarometer have been asking people whose fault this is and how things could be improved. Irish people, in common with most Europeans, think that consumers have to take […]

EU law could stop retailers wasting food

Labour MEP Emer Costello has called for government debate on whether to encourage supermarkets to waste less food by introducing legislation already in place in Belgium. Across the EU, it’s estimated that retailers are responsible for up to 45 per cent of all food wasted, as they throw out misshapen vegetables or products close to […]

Glad Partners with Crosscare Foodbank and Asks Tipperary Public to Join Its’ ‘Save Food Save Taste’ Campaign

GLAD, the leader in home food management, is asking Tipperary consumers to join its ‘Save Food Save Taste’ campaign, part of a pioneering European initiative aimed at reducing food waste.  On average Irish people waste approx 30% of food annually. This compares similarly, but is still higher than European levels of food waste. On average, continental […]

Minister Hogan signs New Household Food Waste Regulations –Diversion of household Food Waste from disposal to resource recovery.

Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has signed the European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio -Waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71   of 2013). The regulations are designed to promote the segregation and recovery of household food waste.  They will increase the amount of food waste that is recovered […]

50% of food produced in EU is thrown away

Labour MEP for Ireland South Phil Prendergast has called for an EU-wide public awareness campaign after the publication of an EU report showing half the food produced in the EU is wasted. “This food wastage occurs at several points along the supply chain. It can occur at the level of farm production, the point of […]