Save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce food waste

The average Irish family will save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce their food waste. Vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030. Scientists estimate that food waste produces up to 10 per cent of […]

IFA Potato Chairman Says Retailers Are Causing Food Waste

IFA Potato Chairman Thomas McKeown has called on all retailers to recognise the work of potato farmers and to consider the economic sustainability of the Irish potato sector. In recent weeks some retailers have raised the specs on potatoes to unattainable levels. This is hitting producer incomes and leading to high levels of food waste. […]

Food Waste is robbing you blind: freeze your food before its use-by date to save money and reduce global greenhouse emissions

Food waste is costing Irish households up to €700 per year, and 68% say that food passing its use-by date is the main reason we throw out food. Latest EPA survey reports that only 10% of people rate themselves as good at keeping track of food in the fridge. EPA campaign highlights that freezing is […]

Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to take action. Main reasons for waste are food passing its Use-By date and forgetting to eat leftovers in time.  After bread; vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. During the […]

High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses

Action to reduce food waste brings climate benefits and cuts costs – including potential savings of over €300M per year for Ireland’s hospitality sector. The EPA is hosting the 3rd Forum on Food Waste today, Wednesday 10th July, bringing together business and policy leaders from across the food supply chain. The theme of this year’s […]

There’s more to food waste than wasted food – National Stop Food Waste Week, 12- 19 June

The EPA is leading a National Stop Food Waste Week campaign to highlight issues and raise awareness on food waste, from 12-19 June.  Globally, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted and every year people in Ireland waste over one million tonnes of food. The campaign […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Stop Food Waste – Make the most of your food

Irish householders on average throw out €700 worth of food every year. This week the EPA is running an awareness campaign called Food: Make the Most of It, highlighting food waste issues and encouraging everyone to make the most of their food. Odile Le Bolloch from the EPA said, “Many people have resolved to be a […]

EPA Calls On Local Authorities To Target Inspections To Improve Air Quality

23 out of 31 local authorities improved their environmental performance between 2014 – 2016; 29 met the target standard. Local authorities need to target inspections to: control the burning of solid fuel, to lessen the 1,500 premature deaths associated with air pollution; improve management of key waste streams including waste tyres and waste food. The […]

Eurobarometer On Food Waste And Labelling

Eating and drinking take centre stage at this time of year. But there are about 100 million tonnes of food thrown out every year in the EU. Eurobarometer have been asking people whose fault this is and how things could be improved. Irish people, in common with most Europeans, think that consumers have to take […]

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