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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the Pig Idea Feast.

Let them eat waste!

Edd Colbert / The Ecologist

22nd November 2013

Last night Edd Colbert hosted a massive knees-up in Trafalgar Square, to ceremonially devour eight pigs raised entirely on edible food waste - a delicious launch to a very original campaign. He spoke to The Ecologist about his ideas ... more...
Food Bank

The UK sees a huge rise in families turning to Food Banks

Paul Creeney

Earlier this week, the Trussel Trust reported the number of UK families using food banks has tripled in the last year and increased a staggering FIVE FOLD since the coalition came to power. Paul Creeney asks the big question ...

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Man tipping vegetables into container. Consumers & supermarkets need to tackle food waste

Love Food Hate Waste: could you live without throwing food away?

Madeleine Cuff

30th March, 2012

Madeleine Cuff challenged herself to spend a week reducing her food and packaging waste. Did it work, and will other consumers and supermarkets take note? more...
How to… make your own Easter eggs

How to… make your own Easter eggs

Rachael Stubbins

4th April, 2012

Less waste and fewer food miles make homemade Easter eggs the greener alternative to supermarket chocolate. Time to get creative more...
Five of the best... ways to green up your kitchen

Five of the best... ways to green up your kitchen

Laurie Tuffrey

6th February, 2012

Home experts Andrew Leech and Chris Askew explain how to make your kitchen a greener place to be more...
Man tipping vegetables into container. Consumers & supermarkets need to tackle food waste

Supermarket food waste to power renewable energy instead of tackling food poverty

Matilda Lee

23rd December, 2011

Food aid charities argue supermarket food waste could help prevent hunger in vulnerable people. Yet supermarkets' anaerobic digestion plans may eclipse food redistribution says Matilda Lee more...
A carrot

Who's to blame for supermarket rejection of 'ugly' fruit and vegetables?

Sarah Bentley

29th December, 2011

Fields of wasted crops lie testament to our fussy shopping habits and the refusal of supermarkets to stock edible but less-than-perfect-looking food more...

Ecologist Film Unit

Investigative films on key environmental and climate change issues from the Ecologist Film Unit more...
holding

Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare

CAMPAIGN HERO: Lindsay Boswell of community food network FareShare

Matilda Lee

21st June, 2011

Inspiring businesses to reuse food that would have otherwise be sent to landfill, the pioneering group FareShare collects and distributes it to homeless shelters: feeding the needy, saving CO2 and diverting waste from landfill more...

Love Food Hate Waste: how to eat sustainably

The Ecologist

21st March, 2011

Food production has a huge carbon footprint made worse by the enormous quantities thrown away. There's no need to become a fregan, but isn’t it time you started making the most of leftovers? Celebrity chef Richard Fox shows us how it's done more...

Cut down on food waste: making the most of your Christmas bird

Tom Antebi

28th December, 2010

Have you maximised your festive leftovers potential this year? Here are our top tips for getting the best out of your turkey for Boxing Day and beyond - and a recipe for the perfect roast chicken more...

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London's Savoy hotel gets five stars for eco refit

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2010

One of London's most prestigious hotels has had a green makeover as part of a £220 million refit. Ahead of the official reopening, Matilda Lee gets an exclusive preview of the capital's most environmentally responsible luxury hotel
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Urine

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Dorienne Robinson

22nd September, 2010

Your bladder's loss could be your vegetable garden's gain, since urine makes for a surprisingly good fertiliser - so why are we wasting our wee? more...
An empty wallet

Cash-free living: how to survive and thrive without money

Christine Ottery

31st August, 2010

Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips more...

Campaign: Fighting food waste through feasts

David Hawkins

17th June, 2010

A campaign to force food manufacturers and retailers to reduce their waste is coupled with an innovative celebration of the rejected food more...
Polluted waterway

Human waste could be fertiliser and power source

Ecologist

24th March, 2010

Many of the substances that make wastewater a pollutant can also be useful as fertilisers for agriculture and in generating gases for small power stations, says report more...
How to Make Compost

How to Make and Use Compost: The Ultimate Guide

Ed Hamer

25th January, 2010

Drawing from 40 years of composting experience, Nicky Scott's latest book will inspire confidence in beginners and give new techniques to veteran composters more...
Worms

Worm power II: worm composting through the winter

Eifion Rees

19th January, 2010

The tale of the homemade wormery in a second-floor-flat continues... The worms are thriving, multiplying in numbers. Just don't ask about the flies... more...
textiles

'Primark effect' still clogging up UK landfills

Ecologist

19th January, 2010

Calls to bring forward ban on recyclable material sent to landfill increase, as reports emerge of big increases in the quantity of textile waste being dumped more...
Peak phosphorus

Peak phosphorus: our most important nutrient running out

Ewan Kingston

12th January, 2010

It has no synthetic alternative and some scientists believe supplies may already be in a terminal decline. But there is still no international effort to tackle the massive agricultural problems that will come when the phosphorus runs out more...
Spring mushrooms

Spring mushrooms show long term effect of climate change

Ecologist

9th December, 2009

Warmer weather and reduced frosts linked to climate change are giving a boost to spring mushroom numbers in the UK and Europe more...
Compost

Worm power: turning kitchen waste into compost gold

Eifion Rees

27th October, 2009

A compost pile in a second-floor flat may not be a practical solution to dealing with your food waste, but if you don't have a garden, a homemade wormery might just be the ticket more...
Find out if your council plans to waste your waste with our interactive map

Councils accused of ignoring biogas

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Find out if your council is about to waste your waste in favour of incinerators with our interactive map more...
Food waste: valuable stuff

Biogas: is your council about to waste your waste?

David Strahan

4th August, 2009

Biogas - a methane-rich fuel made from rotting food waste or sewage - has huge potential as a clean, green fuel for the UK. But a perverse web of subsidies, rules and contracts could mean UK councils are about to kiss goodbye to the real power of waste... more...

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