Charlotte Gowers

Charlotte Gowers

Friday, 25 November 2016 08:30

Vegware Report: New Year's Revelations

Executive Summary

New Year’s Revelation is a report byVegwareandThe Food Waste Networkrevealing the potential barriers, cost implications and other impacts the waste Regulations will have on different types of food businesses.

Following the example of The Hanging Bat, six Edinburgh-based food business sites participated in Vegware’s research, involving a consultation process of an initial attitude and waste survey; waste audit; tailored action plan; and a final attitude survey. Each business’ case study is included.


Results show that before our consultation process, all businesses had little understanding of the incoming waste Regs, and assumed they would face increased costs. We also found further ways to transform initial costs into a long-term saving.


Our report concludes that far from being the cost burden many businesses fear, the Scottish Waste Regs can bring savings for food businesses. Although greater segregation may introduce challenges such as managing space issues, there are solutions to these barriers.

Download the full reporthere.

Friday, 11 November 2016 09:00

Food Matters Live

Over 600 organisations will participate in the Food Matters Live 2016 exhibition including: ingredients suppliers; food and drink manufacturers; and foodservice providers. They will be joined by research and academic institutions and will each highlight the important role that every part of the food, drink and nutrition sector plays in developing healthy and 'better for you' food and drink.

For more information, visit the Food Matters Live website.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 08:00

Love Food, Hate Waste

As you will know TUCO were one of the founding signatories to WRAPs Courtauld Commitment 2025 and we have joined several of their working groups including their Love Food, Hate Waste campaign.

LFHW has lots of free videos available for you to use – from menu planning, perfect portions, savvy storage to making perfect roast potatoes. There are plenty to choose from!

To share the videos simply follow the link above, click on the video that you want to share and then hover the cursor over the right-hand side of the video frame – the “share” icon will appear – click on it and then choose the “copy URL” option to get the link to paste elsewhere.

Online tools such as the portion plannerreadymade meal plans, the Food Waste Assistant and the free App can all help make the most of the food we buy.

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