Hay-on-Wye set to lead the way on food waste in Powys in joint initiative with Friends of the Earth Cymru and local eatery the Granary

Hay-on-Wye set to lead the way on food waste

Hay-on-Wye set to lead the way on food waste

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HAY-ON-WYE could be leading the way on food waste in the region following a move by campaigners.

Residents teamed up with local eatery, the Granary, Wrap and Friends of the Earth Cymru to host a training day when local partnership adviser Joanne Tarling gave a presentation on food waste – and how to avoid it.

It's part of the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of food wasted in the UK each year.

About 19% of all food and drink brought into the UK is binned - almost a fifth.

In total, about £12.5 billion of food ends up in British bins each year.

As a result of the training day, Bleddyn Lake of FoE’s local group’s development office has announced a meeting at the Globe, in Hay on Wye on Thursday, April 17, at 7.30pm, to discuss the possibility of Hay becoming one of Wales’ first Hafsa towns.

Hafsa is the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement that food-related businesses sign up to pledge to cut down on the food they waste, by possibly participating in business recycling schemes, offering doggy bags to users and even launching community cafe or other ventures to ensure that leftover food isn’t wasted.

For more information contact Bleddyn on bleddyn.lake@foe.co.uk.

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4:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

EndGroceryWaste says...

The large amount of food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers. There is no single cure, or silver bullet for food waste reduction therefore, we should address the food waste problem in every link in our food supply chain. For example, the excess inventory of perishable food items close to their expiration on supermarket shelves causes waste.
The consumer “Last In First Out” shopping behavior might be one of the weakest links of the fresh food supply chain.
The new open GS1 DataBar standard enables applications that encourage efficient consumer shopping by offering him automatic and dynamic purchasing incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates before they end up in a landfill.
The “End Grocery Waste” application, which is based on the open GS1 DataBar standard, encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that maximizes grocery retailer revenue, makes fresh food affordable for all families and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint. You can look this application up at EndGroceryWaste.com

Rod,
Chicago, IL
The large amount of food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers. There is no single cure, or silver bullet for food waste reduction therefore, we should address the food waste problem in every link in our food supply chain. For example, the excess inventory of perishable food items close to their expiration on supermarket shelves causes waste. The consumer “Last In First Out” shopping behavior might be one of the weakest links of the fresh food supply chain. The new open GS1 DataBar standard enables applications that encourage efficient consumer shopping by offering him automatic and dynamic purchasing incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates before they end up in a landfill. The “End Grocery Waste” application, which is based on the open GS1 DataBar standard, encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that maximizes grocery retailer revenue, makes fresh food affordable for all families and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint. You can look this application up at EndGroceryWaste.com Rod, Chicago, IL EndGroceryWaste
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