A new and unambitious Circular Economy Package

Yesterday the Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Package. In a circular economy the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, to be used again and again to create further value.

Feed the Planet by Fighting Waste

At least one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption goes to waste every year: a total of 1.3 billion tons. The world’s one billion hungry could be fed with less than a quarter of the food that gets thrown away in the USA, Great Britain and Europe. Ten per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from wealthy countries are caused by the production of food that will never be eaten.

Tackling Food Waste? France is Streets Ahead

France

A victory in the fight against waste. On Thursday May 21, the French National Assembly – the lower house of the French Parliament – unanimously adopted three amendments to an energy transition law, laying down measures to tackle food waste