16th June 2022 Food Waste / Innovation
Rescued commodities platform pilot scheme has already got the backing of Citizen Collective, Chia Sisters and others.
KPMG’s Matthew Lancaster on the impact the technology could have in food and fibre training and education, or on cutting food waste.
Micro-organisms in bacteria and fungi could help transform food waste into high-value products that would boost the economy by $1.6bn a year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Food rescue app Foodprint has gone live in the Waikato region officially launching in Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Raglan.
More than 10 million kilograms of food – totalling over 29 million meals – was rescued and distributed by agencies to send to people in need in the year to January, says the Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance.
Waste Management Institute New Zealand has partnered with NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3 to reduce the amount of food thrown away.
The government is seeking feedback on proposals for a new waste strategy and options for legislation.
A study led by researchers from the University of Auckland has found that less food is thrown away during lockdown.
The government is pumping a total of $1.56m into five projects to help address food waste.
Over a billion tonnes more food is being wasted globally than previously estimated, according to a new report.
Queenstown’s Hilton Hotel, perishable food rescuers KiwiHarvest and Wanaka reusable cup service Wanakup, were among nine applicants that would receive QLDC funding for waste reduction projects.
Sustainable packaging manufacturer BioPak has launched a new not-for-profit compost network which it says aims to provide a solution to doubling landfill levies.
Researchers and campaigners call on government to use plan to halve food waste by 2030.
New Zealand’s inaugural Food Waste Summit, Te Hui Taumata Moumou Kai o Aotearoa, will take place at Villa Maria Winery on Monday 22 March.