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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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Longer shelf life due to new packaging technique

13 July 2022

PerfoTec and Oerlemans Plastics have started a collaboration to make packaging for fruit, vegetables and flowers more sustainable. The machine manufacturer and packaging producer are creating a unique packaging technique...

Cargill transforms food waste into biofuel

17 June 2022

In a move aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting circular fuel possibilities, Cargill has completed its first state-of-the-art advanced biodiesel plant in Ghent, Belgium which converts waste oils and re...

Renewi invests in recycling for expired products

17 June 2022

Renewi Organics has commissioned a new expired products (ODP) installation at its Amsterdam site. The new ODP line processes faster and more materials. This installation receives and processes the over-dated products and...

Together Against Food Waste, wins Impact Award 2022

14 June 2022

On Friday 10 June 2022, the WUR Impact Award was presented for the first time, to the team of researchers within WUR that has achieved impact with their research by using knowledge and research results in practice. Jury ...

Too Good To Go saves 5 million meals in 2021

09 June 2022

Recently Too Good To Go published its second annual Impact Report. Worldwide 52 million meals were saved through the Too Good To Go-app. The success in the Netherlands is remarkable. The company managed to save 5,234,897...

WWF: 'Europe should produce less food'

24 May 2022

The EU imports vastly more food than it exports and our food consumption has a detrimental impact on the planet – but there is appetite for change. Despite being the world's largest exporter of agri-food products in e...

Wasabi Kroket wins MBO Challenge Food waste 2022

25 April 2022

On Thursday 21 April 2022, the winner of the MBO Challenge Food Waste was announced. The jury unanimously chose the Wasabi Croquette, made by the students MBO nutrition & skill of the Lentiz LIFE College. The client ...

Food waste reduced significantly in supermarkets

14 March 2022

On average, 98.4% of all food, including beverages, offered by supermarkets in the Netherlands in 2020 was sold. 1.6% of the food, expressed in kilograms, did not reach consumers. This means that the amount of food waste...

Date marking related visual cues can reduce food waste

14 March 2022

A recent study from Wageningen University & Research for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, in collaboration with the Dutch Nutrition Centre, the Foundation Food Waste Free United and Too Good To G...

Food waste decreases by 8% in 2019

09 March 2022

The total amount of food waste in the entire Dutch food chain decreased in 2019 by about 8% compared to 2018. This is a significant decrease for the first time compared to previous years. In 2019, the total amount of foo...

IJsbrand Velzeboer: Lies on my plate

07 March 2022

Food technologist IJsbrand Velzeboer (69) is fed up with the abuses and deception in the food sector. In his new book 'Lies on my plate', he takes a critical look at the entire sector: producer, retailer, legislator and ...

Does sustainable packaging exist?

07 March 2022

Plastic is lightweight, has good protective properties and is therefore a widely used material for packaging in the food industry. Unfortunately, current plastic packaging is far from circular. Packaging that causes the ...

Bakery Sweets Center makes bread spread from returned bread

22 February 2022

Every year, a lot of bread is returned. We are talking about thousands of tonnes of product. The bread is reprocessed for the cattle feed industry. But how nice would it be if the bread that was fresh on the shelves yest...

Upcycling spent grain is promising

14 February 2022

Upcycling Brewers spent grains for food is very promising, is the conclusion of the event 'Brewer's spent grain: moving forward!'. In order to make the upcycling of this enormous worldwide waste stream possible and to co...

To measure = to know = pure profit

07 February 2022

Until 4 March 2022, student teams are working on food waste issues of companies and organisations. They think about innovations that contribute to the prevention of food wastage.  The MBO Challenge Food Waste 202...