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,
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
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
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
"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
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
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