Food waste

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EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

Blockchain is evolving to become less energy dependent, say proponents. © GettyImages/iLexx

Can blockchain make our food system more sustainable?

By Niamh Michail

Proponents of blockchain say it can make our food system more sustainable from farm to fork. But when Bitcoin alone is said to use more energy than Ireland annually, is there a fundamental chink in its armour?

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