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Saturday, 28 May 2011

This is Rubbish – campaigning to reduce food waste

Ecostudio have been invited to speak in a ‘food futures’ roundtable discussion at the Hay festival on Monday 31st May hosted by This is Rubbish.

These guys bring a fresh and enthusiastic approach to raising awareness of a pretty awful problem.

Ecostudio are working with the Welsh Government to develop innovative plans that help business and producers prevent food waste.

It doesn’t sound like a load of rubbish to us…

If you’re planning a trip to Hay make sure you come along to one of their events -
find out more here:

This is Rubbish (TiR) aim to communicate the preventable scale of food waste in the UK, through policy, community and arts led public events. Using playful and creative experiences; collective ideas generation and craftivism, This is Rubbish will emphasise practical solutions to the pressing problem of industrial level food waste. This is Rubbish invite you to come along to one of their “Feast” tour dates and digest a programme of participatory activities followed by a free evening food waste feast to celebrate the wonders of waste. For the summer tour dates visit

Monday, 23 May 2011

Do you know a food business that deserves recognition for their animal welfare standards?

Half of UK eggs are now laid by cage free hens, according to the RSPCA, whose annual Good Business Awards are now open for entries.

However, while more customers are choosing higher welfare eggs than ever, around two thirds of all eggs used in restaurants, pubs and cafes – whether whole or in liquid form in quiches and cakes – still come from hens kept in battery cages.

The annual RSPCA Good Business Awards celebrate UK supermarkets, pubs, caterers and restaurants that put higher welfare products on their menus and shelves. Last year, retailers including The Co-Operative, Sainsbury’s and Abel & Cole took home awards.

Do you think your local restaurant should be rewarded? Do you know a producer who stands above the rest when it comes to their ethical stance on their food? Tell them about the Good Business Awards, which give public and industry recognition for commitments to animal welfare.

The awards close on 10 June 2011. For more information and to log on visit or to find out more about animal welfare and food go to