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Calls for the government to tackle the UK’s costly levels of food waste stepped up a notch this week as businesses and MPs separately demanded stronger action on boosting food security throughout the supply chain.

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More than a quarter of a million pounds has been set aside to support local authorities wanting to improve the re-use and recycling rate of unwanted electrical items.

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Scotland is to become the home of one of the world’s most advanced glass recycling facilities, after Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday officially opened a £25m new facility in North Lanarkshire.

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Visitors to London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival could this weekend leave behind as much as 200 tonnes of waste, but a new initiative from Westminster City Council is to see the resulting litter collected and turned into electricity.

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Reading Festival kicks off today, and the organisers are hoping this year will see them slash the waste footprint that presents such a huge challenge at music festivals across the UK as weary festival-goers abandon their tents and other equipment.

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