Food waste is a global problem – and, at the same time, a great opportunity to feed the world sustainably. Each year, around 1.3bn tonnes of food are wasted worldwide, which, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), amounts to one-third of all food produced. Clearly, this is an inefficient way of using resources, has a negative impact on the economy, is a threat to food security, and limits the availability of resources like water and land. With the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 (SDG 12.3), the United Nations is committed to halving the global amount of food waste and food loss per person by 2030. This contributes to one of the biggest challenges of this century: better food for more people.Read more
Over the last two weeks, the UK government and the European Commission both presented their respective strategies for dealing with the growing challenge of plastic packaging waste. The proposed legislation will have far-reaching implications for the plastic packaging industry, but will also affect producers of glass, metal, and paper-based packaging as they eye opportunities to acquire market share from plastic packaging. What are the implications for EU-based plastic packaging producers, and how might they respond to these new developments?Read more
In anticipation of consumer spending recovering further across the EU...
Over the last two weeks, the UK government and the European Commission both...