04 Sep Zero waste news weekly
It was revealed recently that two-thirds of people in the UK think microbeads should be banned. After pressure from environmentalists, the UK government has finally acted, announcing plans to ban the marine-damaging, ocean-polluting microbeads by 2017. Very long overdue we think but hurrah nonetheless!
Wonky veg benefits
Here’s another reason why we should embrace our crooked carrots and curvy courgettes. According to research undertaken by orchardist Eliza Greenman, the bumpy, blemished, or wonky aspects of produce is a sign of survival, and those unconventional features contain more nutrients and antioxidants.
This week marks Zero Waste Week, so why not sign up and make the pledge to send less to the landfill? This year, the campaign is focussed on food waste, so what better time to eat more ugly vegetables (they’re good for you, remember?), ignore best before and share your food with your neighbours via OLIO. Go on, be a zero hero!
Food waste denial
60% of Brits think they waste barely any food – or even none at all. A report from WRAP shows 12% of people think they waste no food at all, and 47% claim to throw away “hardly any”.
These waste-busting brewers…
WASTED a Pear Farmhouse Ale is hitting the shelves of your local purveyor of fine beer shortly. Zero Waste. Profits go to our comrades @realjunkfood Let’s really feed the world! ✌? // 1/3rd of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, approximately 1.3 billion tonnes gets wasted. ? our resident photography wizard @tomjoyphoto
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Each bottle of Toast Pale Ale contains a slice of bread, that would otherwise be wasted. Profits from the sale of Toast Ale go to Feedback, an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system. We hope they will ultimately put us out of business by eliminating bread waste! @feedbackorg #socent #toastale #foodwaste #breadwaste #breadbeer #craftbeer #hackney #beer #bread #weneedtotalkaboutbread #ale #brewing #brewery #eastlondon #cheers #toogoodtowaste #homebrew #craftbeerlondon
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