Report Food wastage survey: Brits are most likely to waste bread

first_imgA survey carried out for Waitrose has found that the average person in the UK bins around £400-worth of perishables per year, while more than half of those polled (56%) admitted to throwing away bread every week.Other perishables frequently thrown away each week were bananas (32%); bagged salads (30%); cold meats (18%); and milk (17%)Those living in Brighton were found to be the worst offenders when it came to binning uneaten food on a daily basis, with 16.67% admitting to it, compared to 12.87% of those living in London. The survey, taken this month by Onepoll, revealed that Chelmsford in Essex was best, with only 2% of its residents throwing away food daily. Over 14% of Oxford’s residents bin food each day, compared to 13% in Wrexham, 6.94% in Cambridge, and 5.36% in Norwich.Despite the high percentage of food wastage, the survey found that over 60% of Brits take leftovers to work for lunch the next day, and over 92% reuse shopping bags. Over 73% of those questioned also said they felt guilty about throwing away gone-off food.Waitrose announced the results of the survey to raise awareness of HRH The Prince of Wales’ new Start initiative to encourage Brits to live a more sustainable way of life.last_img read more

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Consumers hungry for EMV information

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr So much of a successful EMV chip card rollout strategy depends on cardmember education. Although the physical changes credit cards are going through are subtle, the transaction experience is unique depending on the merchant.Consumers are primed for the information, particularly because awareness does not always equal satisfaction. According to a recent survey, one in five consumers say transaction time is their top concern when using an EMV-enabled credit or debit card. This underscores the importance of helping cardmembers understand those few extra seconds to insert rather than swipe are predicted to have a tremendous impact on fraud prevention.Aside from sharing the “why” of EMV migration with your cardmembers, it’s important to send a heads-up on how to use the card, especially with what has become a varied user experience. Here are a few pointers to consider sharing as your financial institution issues EMV chip cards: continue reading »last_img read more

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Air Force confirms death of pilot after plane skids off runway

first_imgThe Air Force has confirmed that 38-year-old pilot Lt. Col. Luluk, who was promoted from the rank of major posthumously, has died from injuries sustained during a training accident at the  Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, on Monday.“Lt. Col. Luluk passed away after being treated at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital [in Central Jakarta],” the Air Force information center said in a statement released on Wednesday.According to his eulogy, Luluk was born in Madiun on April 23, 1982, and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2003. He is survived by his wife and two children.  Topics : The Air Force further confirmed that First. Lt. Muhammad Zaky, a student who had trained with Luluk, had survived the accident.The incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on Monday during a routine training exercise, when the T-50i Golden Eagle fighter jet skid off the runway during takeoff. Zaky was seated in the front of the cockpit while Luluk was in the back. Both managed to get out of the aircraft after the crash and were rushed to a hospital.last_img read more

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2 cops injured in road crash

first_imgBoth Famindalan and Lumampao were frontlinersassigned at a border point in Barangay Buntatala, also in Jaro district. According to police investigation, Famindalanand Lumampao fell off their motorcycle after the former lost control of thevehicle around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday. Patrolman Leo Famindalan, 30, of SanJoaquin, Iloilo and Corporal Judel Lumampao, 36, of Barangay Trapeche, Oton,Iloilo sustained injuries on the body. ILOILO City – Two police officers figuredin a road accident in Barangay Bitoon, Jaro district. The two policemen received treatment atthe West Visayas State University Medical Center in La Paz district./PNlast_img

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