Tag - food-waste



Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jan 30, 2021
How COVID-19 is forcing us to re-examine food waste
The pandemic is breaking down the "invisible wall" between food producers and consumers. But is it enough to change wasteful habits?
Japan Times
May 24, 2019
Japan enacts law calling for 'national movement' to slash 6 million tons of food wasted annually
Japan enacted legislation Friday to promote the reduction of food waste, with the aim of cutting down on the over 6 million tons of still-edible food discarded annually.
Japan Times
May 18, 2019
Japanese convenience stores tackle food waste issue; households and restaurants slow to get on board
Major convenience store operators begin introducing measures to curb food waste as companies step up efforts to address the issue.
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JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 24, 2018
Nagoya community effort to recycle food waste wins U.N.-related award
A decade-old community effort in Nagoya to recycle food waste from supermarkets and school lunches to make compost for vegetable farming has been awarded the Biodiversity Action Award by the Japan Committee for United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB).
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JAPAN / View from Osaka
Oct 20, 2018
For Kyoto, a chance to lead Japan in fight against food loss
Compared with constitutional revision, the economy, celebrity gossip and pontificating (if not panicking) over geopolitical changes in East Asia and Japan's role in those changes, Japan's mainstream media and politicians had, until recently, given environmental issues less attention.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2018
'War' on food waste can save money and boost profits, Israeli tech firm says
Wasteless, an Israeli firm seeking to reduce food waste and save consumers money, won $2 million in funding on Tuesday, as more businesses seek to cut food losses amid rising global hunger.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jul 21, 2018
For chef Shinobu Namae, cutting waste is priority
At cafe Bricolage Bread & Co. and restaurant L'Effervescence, chef Shinobu Namae is finding creative ways to reduce and repurpose food waste.
Japan Times
May 4, 2018
Tokyo-based startups look to link consumers with restaurants to curb food waste
In affluent Japan millions of tons of still-edible food waste are thrown away each year, evoking a sense of guilt for many. According to the agriculture ministry, 6.46 million tons of untouched food were discarded in 2015.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 19, 2017
Lawson to expand food waste recycling program to central Japan
Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. will launch a recycling system to produce fertilizer from leftover food and sell produce grown with it at its stores in central Japan.
Oct 21, 2014
Uneaten food threatens China's environment
Despite the fact that 11.5 percent of the China mainland's population was undernourished between 2010 and 2012, Chinese still manage to waste more food grains than Americans on an annual basis.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2014
Farmers fattening pigs with recycled food
Japan burns or buries 3.3 million tons of commercial food waste every year. Then it imports 10 million tons of corn to feed animals, more than any other country.
May 19, 2014
Trash troubles pile up in China's Garbage Era
Chinese consumers, as much if not more than industry or the government, are at the root of the country's solid-waste problem. Yet protests over garbage incinerators, as an alternative to landfills, are turning violent.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2013
The message in recent food-garbage films doesn't go to waste
For those who still take in movies at theaters it's a great season for garbage, and I'm not talking about the usual summer blockbuster fare. Last month, Fatih Akin's documentary "Garbage in the Garden of Eden" (aka "Polluting Paradise"), about a landfill project in the beautiful Cambrunu region of Turkey, opened in Tokyo, and later this month, "Trashed," a film that addresses refuse, particularly plastic refuse, as a global crisis gets a nationwide release. While Akin's film shows how uncontrolled waste-management policies can quickly and irreversibly destroy an entire community, "Trashed," produced and presented by Jeremy Irons, explains that the planet is already suffering the effects of our increasingly disposable culture in the form of polluted oceans and atmosphere. As Irons points out so convincingly, there is almost no place left to put our rubbish.


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