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Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food with 41% of people admitting they throw it out
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Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food with 41% of people admitting they throw it out

Sep 29th 2020, 7:10 PM 18,784 Views 38 Comments

We seemed to be less wasteful with food during lockdown.

Store spuds outside the bag: Tips and tricks for reducing your food waste
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Store spuds outside the bag: Tips and tricks for reducing your food waste

Sep 16th 2020, 11:29 AM 1,677 Views 0 Comments

Here are some handy ideas to make sure you get the most out of your weekly shop.

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten
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'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

Aug 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,359 Views 104 Comments

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up
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Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up

Apr 12th 2019, 3:35 PM 17,396 Views 24 Comments

Over €7 million is spent every year by Irish Water dealing with fatbergs in public pipes.

Lidl doesn't plan to launch its £1.50 damaged fruit and veg boxes in Ireland
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Lidl doesn't plan to launch its £1.50 damaged fruit and veg boxes in Ireland

Mar 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 36,391 Views 44 Comments

The scheme is being rolled out across of all Lidl’s stores in England, Scotland and Wales.

From the garden: Grow, Cook, Eat is back on TV this month and we'll be tackling food waste
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From the garden: Grow, Cook, Eat is back on TV this month and we'll be tackling food waste

Mar 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 10,223 Views 2 Comments

We’ll be teaching you to grow onions, pumpkins, sweetcorn, courgettes, kale, beans and chillis for all shapes and sizes of gardens, writes Michael Kelly.

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland
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‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

Dec 25th 2018, 12:45 PM 9,727 Views 6 Comments

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable
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Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,354 Views 20 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

A third of fruit and veg 'too ugly' to sell
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A third of fruit and veg 'too ugly' to sell

Aug 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,773 Views 33 Comments

More than 50 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables are discarded each year in Europe.

Lidl Ireland not rolling out cheaper prices for damaged fruit and veg as this is already donated to charity
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Lidl Ireland not rolling out cheaper prices for damaged fruit and veg as this is already donated to charity

Aug 3rd 2018, 9:20 PM 23,174 Views 17 Comments

Branches in Great Britain have started offering five kilo boxes of slightly damaged produce for £1.50.

Plans for new plant in Laois to turn brown bin waste into renewable gas
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Plans for new plant in Laois to turn brown bin waste into renewable gas

Jul 29th 2018, 8:30 AM 17,880 Views 35 Comments

This gas will be injected into the national grid for supply through the existing gas network to homes and commercial businesses.

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste
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'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

Feb 4th 2018, 8:00 AM 30,304 Views 15 Comments

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
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China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 127,370 Views 100 Comments

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits
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Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Jul 3rd 2017, 6:20 AM 33,179 Views 72 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste
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Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

Jun 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 19,187 Views 14 Comments

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out
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Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out

Mar 9th 2017, 6:03 AM 12,219 Views 25 Comments

Ireland generates over one million tonnes of food waste per year.

Supermarkets' obsession with perfect produce is causing massive food waste
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Supermarkets' obsession with perfect produce is causing massive food waste

Nov 13th 2016, 9:30 AM 17,543 Views 56 Comments

The UN said this week that if it was reversed, then the wastage could feed the worlds’ hungry.

How does it feel to pitch to Richard Branson for €1.2m? This Irish company is about to find out...
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How does it feel to pitch to Richard Branson for €1.2m? This Irish company is about to find out...

Jun 26th 2016, 9:45 AM 57,136 Views 15 Comments

Foodcloud’s Iseult Ward is among six finalists who will pitch to the Virgin Group founder for a share of the €1.2 million prize.

Should we ban supermarkets from destroying edible food?
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Should we ban supermarkets from destroying edible food?

May 31st 2015, 7:00 AM 17,091 Views 69 Comments

France introduced a similar law recently.

It is now illegal in France for supermarkets to throw away food
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It is now illegal in France for supermarkets to throw away food

May 22nd 2015, 12:02 AM 47,380 Views 46 Comments

But they can donate it all to charities, or for animal feed.

How two students saved enough food for 325,000 meals from the rubbish
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How two students saved enough food for 325,000 meals from the rubbish

Nov 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,786 Views 18 Comments

Meet some of Ireland’s most promising “social entrepreneurs” who were awarded for their work last night.

Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell
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Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell

Jul 28th 2014, 6:45 PM 35,237 Views 49 Comments

Entrepreneurs will stock product in Dunnes Stores – but reckon it will be a hit export too.

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?
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Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

Apr 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,185 Views 24 Comments

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

This infographic shows just how much food we waste
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This infographic shows just how much food we waste

Mar 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,435 Views 16 Comments

1.3bn tonnes, in fact.

Irish households 'waste €700 a year' throwing out rotten food
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Irish households 'waste €700 a year' throwing out rotten food

May 6th 2013, 3:02 PM 7,220 Views 33 Comments

SafeFood says the average home could save quite a bit of money by adopting a “eat it or freeze it” model.

Why half of the world's food goes to waste
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Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Jan 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,161 Views 11 Comments

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

Want to cut food waste? Check the dates, says safefood
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Want to cut food waste? Check the dates, says safefood

Nov 18th 2012, 11:56 AM 7,376 Views 13 Comments

New research by safefood shows that almost a third of consumers believe ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates on food labels mean the same thing.

Feeding the 5000: How food wastage inspired a movement
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Feeding the 5000: How food wastage inspired a movement

Nov 10th 2012, 1:00 PM 8,339 Views 17 Comments

Feeding the 5000 will hold an event in Dublin on 24 November where 5000 people will be fed a free meal using food that wouldn’t reach supermarkets – despite being perfectly edible.

Irish restaurants lose €125m per year by throwing away food: survey
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Irish restaurants lose €125m per year by throwing away food: survey

Sep 19th 2011, 7:00 AM 686 Views 10 Comments

One-in-two people admit to regularly over ordering and leaving food behind, according to new research.

Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country
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Column: We throw a third of our food away - and it's polluting our country

Aug 4th 2011, 8:36 AM 46 Views 20 Comments

As famine hits in Somalia, a mind-boggling amount of Irish food is literally piling up in landfills. Tara Connolly explains.