Recycling food waste helps us all tackle climate change, reveals report

The ground-breaking Carbon Metric, an innovative tool developed by Zero Waste Scotland, shows how waste reduction and sustainable waste management plays a critical role in the fight against climate change. It measures the whole-life carbon impacts of Scotland’s waste, from resource extraction and manufacturing emissions, right through to waste management emissions, regardless of where in the world these impacts occur. It is a pioneering way to measure the carbon impact of our waste, not just the amount that is recycled. It shows that, in 2017, Scottish households reduced the amount…

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Masterchef winner Gary Maclean & Zero Waste Scotland Team Up To Tackle Food Waste

In December alone it’s estimated that a staggering 60million meals will go uneaten. Among this figure are seasonal favourites that include 3.5million mince pies, more than 240,000 Christmas puddings and over 100,000 turkeys. If saved from going to waste, this could feed the entire population of Scotland from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day and represents a potential collective saving of over £90million to Scottish households. In his first official engagement since being appointed Scotland’s first National Chef, Gary Maclean joined Zero Waste Scotland to share his festive checklist – designed…

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Olympic curling stars Eve Muirhead and brothers urge everyone to ‘love their freezers’

Scots throw away £1.1 billion worth of good food every year, despite the fact that much of this food could have been frozen and eaten at a later date. To mark European Week for Waste Reduction 2017, Zero Waste Scotland is launching a campaign to encourage everyone to ‘Love their Freezers’. Backing the campaign is the famous curling family, who are currently preparing for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2018.  With food waste a 1.35 million tonnes annual problem in Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland is encouraging…

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