Tag Archives: food waste

Food waste in restaurants: out of home, out of mind?

This blog was originally written by Brook Lyndhurst for The Guardian Sustainable Business portal. It can be found in its original location here: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-waste-eating-out-restaurants In a recent survey most people identified chips as the food they left uneaten and many saw salad garnishes as purely ornamental Photograph: Alamy Q. How many people leave food at the end [...]

Lies, damned lies and food behaviours

Ruth and David spoke last week at the SRA seminar “Lies, damned lies and food behaviours”. Chaired by Oxford academic Ceridwen Roberts, the event involved a presentation from Ruth and David (you can see the slides here) and a Q&A session with a small but perfectly formed audience. As frequently happens when presenting or discussing food [...]

Yule (b)log

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la laaa, la laaa la laaa! Unless you work in sustainability that is, in which case it tends to be the season to come over a bit scroogy, and mutter things about ‘useless tat for landfill’ under your breath. This year though, rather than muttering about the unsustainability [...]

Mixed messages

You can’t help but wonder whether the makers of this supermarket own-brand cereal have quite reconciled their on-pack messaging…

Tolkien tackles food waste?

At a conference on Friday we heard Tesco announce their intention to abandon BOGOFs (Buy One Get One Free).   BOGOFs have been criticised as contributing to food waste, since they make us buy things we don’t really want, which we then throw away. Funnily enough we recently completed a study in which we examined 10,000 [...]