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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Food Waste

Circular Economy: Green tech startup aims to turn commercial food waste into commerce 16th June 2022 /

Circular Economy: Green tech startup aims to turn commercial food waste into commerce

Rescued commodities platform pilot scheme has already got the backing of Citizen Collective, Chia Sisters and others.


Perspectives: The opportunities for food in gamification and tech 25th May 2022 /

Perspectives: The opportunities for food in gamification and tech

KPMG’s Matthew Lancaster on the impact the technology could have in food and fibre training and education, or on cutting food waste.


$1.6bn oppportunity in food production waste 13th May 2022 /

$1.6bn oppportunity in food production 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.


Foodprint goes live in the Waikato 6th May 2022 /

Foodprint goes live in the Waikato

Food rescue app Foodprint has gone live in the Waikato region officially launching in Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Raglan.


Food rescue creates 29 million meals 18th March 2022 /

Food rescue creates 29 million meals

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.


WasteMINZ partners with NZ food waste organisation 12th November 2021

WasteMINZ partners with NZ food waste organisation

Waste Management Institute New Zealand has partnered with NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3 to reduce the amount of food thrown away.


Govt seeks refining food production ideas in waste consultation 18th October 2021 /

Govt seeks refining food production ideas in waste consultation

The government is seeking feedback on proposals for a new waste strategy and options for legislation.


Less food thrown away during lockdown – study 9th September 2021

Less food thrown away during lockdown – study

A study led by researchers from the University of Auckland has found that less food is thrown away during lockdown.


Govt invests $1.56m in food waste projects 23rd July 2021 /

Govt invests $1.56m in food waste projects

The government is pumping a total of $1.56m into five projects to help address food waste.


Global food waste “bigger than we thought” at 40% – report 22nd July 2021

Global food waste “bigger than we thought” at 40% – report

Over a billion tonnes more food is being wasted globally than previously estimated, according to a new report.


KiwiHarvest, Wanakup, Hilton score food waste funding 21st July 2021 /

KiwiHarvest, Wanakup, Hilton score food waste funding

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.


Biopak launches new composting network 2nd July 2021

Biopak launches new composting network

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.


Food waste roadmap plots route to 2030 29th April 2021

Food waste roadmap plots route to 2030

Researchers and campaigners call on government to use plan to halve food waste by 2030.


Auckland hosts NZ’s first food waste summit 25th February 2021 /

Auckland hosts NZ’s first food waste summit

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.