Repackaging

“By 2030, EU states would have had to recycle 70% of their municipal waste, 80% of product packaging, 60% of plastic packaging, 60% of plastics, 80% of wood and 90% of ferrous metals, aluminium and glass.
But the package was withdrawn by the incoming EU president, Jean-Claude Juncker, after industry protests. The backlash that provoked from environmentalists led Juncker’s deputy, Frans Timmermans, to promise a revised proposal that would be “broader, more ambitious [and] more effective”.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/20/eu-drops-food-waste-marine-litter-reduction-targets-leak-reveals)

The package itself needed 80% recycling.

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Bear glut

“Eighty-seven percent of respondents agreed that people who live in traditional bear territory have a responsibility to use bear-proof garbage cans.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/us-usa-florida-bears-idUKKBN0L80UU20150204)

The other thirteen percent said they would rather eat scraps from a garden table than out the bin.

Pumpbin

Pumpkin chopping

Pumpkin is food

“An estimated 10million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year – 95% will be carved into hollowed-out lanterns for Halloween and 5% will be used for soups, stews and pies.” (The Guardian)

The Food Standards Agency suggests “the recession has had a long-lasting impact on the nation’s eating habits, making us less likely to throw away leftovers, or “avoidable” food waste.” (The Guardian)

Research continues into the Halloceenogenic property of inhaling pumpkin vapour that leads to ethical self-delusion.

Poultrid

“The 53-foot trailer, dripping the rancid juices of rotting chicken, was discovered Tuesday near the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula. It contained an estimated 37,000lbs of chicken worth $80,000, officials said.” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/rancid-chicken-truck-montana)

It’s not just the truck that carried the chuck,
But the tricklin’ that comes from the chicken.

Wasteline

“Food businesses producing more than 50kg of food waste each week must present it for separate collection, unless they are in a rural area.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-25564265)

This ties in with the new year Zero Waist Scotland policy.