April 2018

LACA
junk, food, schools
27/04/2018 07:04
Plans to limit the number of fast food takeaways near schools in Luton have been approved by councillors, according to BBC reports.

The move by the borough council follows its recognition that about 42% of the town's children in year six, aged 10 to 11, are "overweight or obese".

Luton Borough Council's Food Plan for 2018 to 2022 aims to raise awareness of the importance of a balanced diet and good food in order to...

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Industry
LACA
plastic, packaging, waste
27/04/2018 07:04
Sustainability expert WRAP has today (26 April) launched its UK Plastic Pact, with the hope of “transforming the plastic packaging system in the UK and keeping plastic in the economy and out of the ocean.”

Signed by 42 businesses so far, including trade body UKHospitality and soft drink brand, Britvic, the pact will see retailers, manufacturers, recyclers and NGOs across the country come together to cut plastic waste..

By 2015, WRAP aims to:

  • Eliminate problematic or unnecessary
  • ...
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LACA
26/04/2018 08:04
Drainage company Lanes for Drains has launched its ‘Fatberg Fighters’ campaign – working with schools across the country to “teach children about how to treat the UK drainage system with care and in turn, teach their families.”

The initiative comes as the company, part of Lanes Group Plc, continues to find “strange” items during its underground excursions and said 5 to 11 year olds are often “more receptive” to new ideas and habits.

With 46% of Brits admitting to pouring cooking oil or fat down the sink, the new...

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LACA
26/04/2018 07:04
A burger created by primary four students at Morrison’s Academy (Scotland) in partnership with local butcher, David Comrie and Son, has won a gold award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards last week (19 April).

The partnership was set up to “interact with children and young people to educate them on where the food on their plate comes from, and how products such as sausages and burgers are created.”

As such, the 7-8 year old pupils were challenged to develop a burger recipe inspired by Alexander...

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LACA
26/04/2018 07:04
With over 380,000 perfectly edible meals thrown away by UK food and drink retailers each day, food waste start-up Too Good To Go is calling on consumers to help tackle the issue tomorrow - Stop Food Waste Day (27 April).

An online marketplace for surplus food, Too Good To Go operates in eight countries worldwide, connecting food retailers with surplus food with local consumers who “purchase, collect and enjoy it” via the app.

The company is now “challenging the British public to join (it) in rescuing...

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