Food Waste

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UAE sends food worth $4bn to landfills each year

By RJ Whitehead

Homes and restaurants in the UAE toss out food worth an estimated AED14.7bn (US$4bn) each year, according to the Emirates Environmental Group. The waste is then dumped in the country’s landfills where capacity is shrinking.

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‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle Japan’s food waste

By Gary Scattergood

Food manufacturers in Japan have made good progress in reducing and recycling food waste, but further efforts are urgently needed across all other stages of the supply chain, especially at the consumer level.


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