This is fine if it has gone off or spoiled, but surely if it is edible, it should be given to people? Hugh discovers that part of the reason for this is that most people assume that their coffee cups do get recycled and don't even know that there is a problem. In a bid to get everyone in the country to think more about how much food we bin and what we throw away, Hugh goes undercover as a bin man. Hugh believes something needs to be done. When he confronts them about it, they announce an ambitious plan to redistribute over half of all their leftover chicken by the end of 2016. In fact, three quarters of food wasted is still edible, meaning current practices waste precious natural resources and divert good food away from those in need.
In , broadcast just before Hugh's War on Waste airs, we speak to Simply Cups co-founder Peter Goodwin, circular economy consultant Sandy Rodger and Costa Coffee environment manager Ollie Rosevear to explore the key challenges and potential solutions to this highly complex issue. This offer cannot be transferred. The reason coffee cups are so difficult to recycle is because they are sealed with a polyethylene plastic lining on the interior. Thursday, 28 July 9pm — Hugh's War on Waste HughsWaronWaste The show begins with a look back at the success of , with encouraging news about charity redistribution of surplus food. They cannot be recycled through any of the normal public waste collection services - who are consistently diverting them to be incinerated or sent to landfill. But our growing caffeine addiction brings with it a dark secret. The good news is that all the British supermarkets make big bold claims about how little waste they produce, but what does it really mean? Collaborate to innovate There has been some movement in efforts to find a potential solution, though.
Offer not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Hughs War on Waste: The Battle Continues Hugh has two new massive corporate targets in his sights. In fact, 99% of them are sent to landfill or incineration. The vision of the Cambridge Food Hub is to create a local food system that does things differently. Last year he uncovered the shocking amounts of food that was being thrown away on British farms because their produce didn't fit the supermarkets' strict cosmetic standards, but since 300,000 people signed his pledge to end this waste, all of the major supermarkets have taken steps to increase the amount of 'wonky' veg they now sell. Brands are therefore misleading the public when it comes to their cups being '100% recyclable', he says.
But will they actually commit to change? Hugh believes something needs to be done. Everyone who has ever shopped online knows the frustrations of excess packaging. More broadly, Peter Goodwin, founder of Simply Cups - which recycles single-use paper cups for the likes of — has stressed the need for greater collaboration throughout coffee cup supply chains as a way of tackling the problem. Then he heads to a parsnip farm in Norfolk, where he uncovers the truth about the supermarkets' strict cosmetic standards, which means that any slightly imperfect fruit or veg gets rejected. But the opposite is true of for packaging. In fact, 99% of them are sent to landfill or incineration. But will they live up to their promises? We live in a country where one third of the food we produce never gets eaten, and the average family bins £700-worth of food a year.
Taking to the streets of London in a , Fearnley-Whittingstall reports that more than 5,000 coffee cups are discarded each minute, but less than 1% are actually recycled. If you've got an idea to tackle waste in your local area, or already have an organisation up and running you can on Crowdfunder. In the six months between filming episode two and episode three of the series, the volume of food that food redistribution charity received from retailers and food manufacturers increased by 60%, meaning that an extra 50,000 people are being fed every week. . That is equivalent to 18% of all food purchased in that sector, or one in six meals served, ending in the bin! We operate on a zero to landfill policy. Does not apply to bespoke course bookings of food fair classes.
Everyone who has ever shopped online knows the frustrations of excess packaging. Hugh joins up with skip divers Sam Joseph and Catie Jarman, on an illicit midnight supermarket bin raid to rescue perfectly edible food that was destined for the dump. Answers range from three days to six hours but the truth is much much less than this. Hugh is on a mission to change the way we think about waste, by challenging the supermarkets and fast food industry to drastically reduce the amount of waste they generate. Virtually none of these discarded cups end up being recycled.
Hughs War on Waste Episode 2 of 2 by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is on a mission to reduce the amount of waste that Britain produces. After weeks of chasing, Hugh finally gets access to one of the biggest Amazon distribution centres in the country, and Amazon even decide to fly in their global packaging expert from America to meet him. Making sure we have enough food for the future and looking after our planet is so important, and reducing food waste is a part of that. First he confronts ordinary shoppers in the supermarket, armed with a wheelie bin. Virtually none of these discarded cups end up being recycled. He's going to try to take their shopping off them before they have even left the store. Or check out some of the inspiring projects that are.
In a bid to get everyone in the country to think more about how much food we bin and what we throw away, Hugh goes undercover as a bin man. But will they actually commit to change? Only by changing to a cup that is properly recyclable in the public waste disposal system, or by massively investing in new specialised facilities, can they justify the bold environmental claims they are making. Most of the waste in the supply chain happens before the food even gets to the supermarkets. After weeks of chasing, Hugh finally gets access to one of the biggest Amazon distribution centres in the country, and Amazon even decide to fly in their global packaging expert from America to meet him. We live in a country where one third of the food we produce never gets eaten and the average household bins £700 worth of food a year. Hugh's done a great job highlighting the staggering size of our waste problem.