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New global standard to measure food waste

A new global standard for measuring food loss and waste will help countries and companies step up efforts to store, transport and consume food more efficiently, its backers said on Monday. Around one third of all food, by weight,

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EmiratesGBC alerts on food, construction waste

Industry professionals must be aware of the current situation with waste, propose various possible solutions and acknowledge the limitations in terms of food and construction waste, said experts. Emirates Green Building Council (E

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Daily wastage in Jeddah tops 6,000 tonnes

The amount of waste in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has exceeded 6,000 tonnes daily, 60 per cent of which consists of food, said a top official, citing a recent statistics study. Majed Al Ghamlas, deputy executive manger of philanthropy o

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'600 tonnes of food wasted daily in Bahrain'

Up to 600 tonnes of food is being thrown away every day during Ramadan in Bahrain, according to an expert. As much as 30 per cent of the food that people buy ends up in the bin during the holy month, Supreme Council for Environmen

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‘Best before’ dates add to food waste says study

"Best before" dates on food add to a mountain of waste in Europe and could be scrapped for some long-life produce, a group of European Union states have argued in a discussion paper prepared for an agriculture ministers meeting on Mond

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Bahrain alerts on waste food during Ramadan

About 25 per cent of food purchased in Bahrain during Ramadan will be thrown away, said a top environmentalist, adding that the waste takes up landfill space and releases harmful emissions when it breaks down. It is estimated that

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Wasting food is like stealing from poor: Pope

Pope Francis denounced on Wednesday what he called a "culture of waste" in an increasingly consumerist world and said throwing away good food was like stealing from poor people. &nbs

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Dubai resort to set up compost plan

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, is set to become the first hotel in the UAE to implement a Bokashi compost programme to improve environmental stability. Bokashi is a Japanese word m

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