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#food waste

# food-waste - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food with 41% of people admitting they throw it out

We seemed to be less wasteful with food during lockdown.

# food-waste - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Store spuds outside the bag: Tips and tricks for reducing your food waste

Here are some handy ideas to make sure you get the most out of your weekly shop.

# food-waste - Monday 5 August, 2019

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

# food-waste - Friday 12 April, 2019

Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up

Over €7 million is spent every year by Irish Water dealing with fatbergs in public pipes.

# food-waste - Friday 29 March, 2019

Lidl doesn't plan to launch its £1.50 damaged fruit and veg boxes in Ireland

The scheme is being rolled out across of all Lidl’s stores in England, Scotland and Wales.

# food-waste - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From the garden: Grow, Cook, Eat is back on TV this month and we'll be tackling food waste

We’ll be teaching you to grow onions, pumpkins, sweetcorn, courgettes, kale, beans and chillis for all shapes and sizes of gardens, writes Michael Kelly.

# food-waste - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

# food-waste - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# food-waste - Monday 20 August, 2018

A third of fruit and veg 'too ugly' to sell

More than 50 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables are discarded each year in Europe.

# food-waste - Friday 3 August, 2018

Lidl Ireland not rolling out cheaper prices for damaged fruit and veg as this is already donated to charity

Branches in Great Britain have started offering five kilo boxes of slightly damaged produce for £1.50.

# food-waste - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Plans for new plant in Laois to turn brown bin waste into renewable gas

This gas will be injected into the national grid for supply through the existing gas network to homes and commercial businesses.

# food-waste - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

# food-waste - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

# food-waste - Monday 3 July, 2017

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

# food-waste - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

# food-waste - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out

Ireland generates over one million tonnes of food waste per year.

# food-waste - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Supermarkets' obsession with perfect produce is causing massive food waste

The UN said this week that if it was reversed, then the wastage could feed the worlds’ hungry.

# food-waste - Sunday 26 June, 2016

How does it feel to pitch to Richard Branson for €1.2m? This Irish company is about to find out...

Foodcloud’s Iseult Ward is among six finalists who will pitch to the Virgin Group founder for a share of the €1.2 million prize.

# food-waste - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Should we ban supermarkets from destroying edible food? Wasteful This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should we ban supermarkets from destroying edible food?

France introduced a similar law recently.

# food-waste - Friday 22 May, 2015

It is now illegal in France for supermarkets to throw away food

But they can donate it all to charities, or for animal feed.

# food-waste - Thursday 13 November, 2014

How two students saved enough food for 325,000 meals from the rubbish

Meet some of Ireland’s most promising “social entrepreneurs” who were awarded for their work last night.

# food-waste - Monday 28 July, 2014

Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell

Entrepreneurs will stock product in Dunnes Stores – but reckon it will be a hit export too.

# food-waste - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# food-waste - Friday 28 March, 2014

This infographic shows just how much food we waste

1.3bn tonnes, in fact.

# food-waste - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning, want to know what’s making headlines this morning? It’s all here.

# food-waste - Monday 6 May, 2013

Irish households 'waste €700 a year' throwing out rotten food

SafeFood says the average home could save quite a bit of money by adopting a “eat it or freeze it” model.

# food-waste - Monday 14 January, 2013

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

# food-waste - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Want to cut food waste? Check the dates, says safefood

New research by safefood shows that almost a third of consumers believe ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates on food labels mean the same thing.

# food-waste - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Feeding the 5000: How food wastage inspired a movement

Feeding the 5000 will hold an event in Dublin on 24 November where 5000 people will be fed a free meal using food that wouldn’t reach supermarkets – despite being perfectly edible.

# food-waste - Monday 19 September, 2011

Irish restaurants lose €125m per year by throwing away food: survey

One-in-two people admit to regularly over ordering and leaving food behind, according to new research.

# food-waste - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country

As famine hits in Somalia, a mind-boggling amount of Irish food is literally piling up in landfills. Tara Connolly explains.