Statistics tell us that 80% of consumers do not know the difference between best-before, sell-by, and use-by dates – and this is adding to the mountain of waste in Europe as more food waste is produced unnecessarily.
France plans to introduce a law that bans supermarkets from destroying unsold food, and obliges them to give it to charity. However, this is irritating retailers who say they already make a big effort to fight waste. So what is the debate and issue about?
Energy recovery is the next step after recycling. The most common means of energy recovery is using incineration plants (or waste-to-energy plants) to generate heat and electricity. So how do incineration plants in Europe look like?