The law banning pigs from eating most types of food waste should be reformed, say campaigners.
Pigswill restrictions were introduced in 2001 after a costly foot-and-mouth-disease outbreak that was widely blamed on infected swill.
The National Pig Association says the restrictions are most unlikely to be relaxed.
But The Pig Idea group say the rules should be reviewed because they have led to an increase in food waste.
The regulations have also resulted in a big rise in the import of grain to feed the animals, it adds.
The Pig Idea campaigners are offering free pork meals to people in London’s Trafalgar Square on Thursday. The pork comes from pigs fed on certain permitted types of food waste.
The initiative being led by chef Thomasina Miers, founder of the Wahaca chain, and food-waste expert Tristram Stuart. They aim to put food waste back on the menu for Europe’s pigs.
Carbon-neutral planning and design needs to be embedded in infrastructure decisions now if we are to achieve a low carbon economy within 30 years, argues Keith Clarke CBE, former CEO of Atkins Global and Chairman of the Forum for the Future.
Delaying infrastructure decisions is no longer simply inconvenient, it's a matter of life and death for people in countries most affected by the adverse consequences of climate change, Mr Clarke will claim in a debate to be held during the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science
As businesses turn their attention to their indirect impacts, and peer down complex supply chains that often crisscross the globe, the realisation dawns that some of these challenges, from water security to labour standards, are just too big for one organisation to tackle alone.
In this new era, when competition alone cannot transform markets andcollaboration is king, how can businesses work with their peers to progress a sustainability agenda and their bottom line?
Chief execs who face resistance to their green agenda should follow these steps, says Sally Uren
Personal leadership from a visionary chief executive on sustainability issues is critical to transformational change. But what if there isn't a board to match – is it still possible to make the necessary moves?
The list of reasons (or excuses) for not wanting to take the agenda seriously are endless and well documented. From a business case that is perceived only to deliver in the long term, with imagined dubious short-term benefits, to "we've got bigger problems to fix" or "we're all just too busy" (sigh).
Planning and access to finance are some of the key barriers to renewables, according to farmers attending the recent Nextgen energy event in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
Sharing their views at a seminar on the "Farm Power: Putting Agriculture on the Grid" project, farmers said getting planning permission and funding for renewables project were real pinchpoints.
hen it comes to its core values and beliefs, Levi Strauss & Co. employees prides themselves on inspiring people with their pioneering spirit - and no truer word can be said of Jonathon Porritt.
No wonder Jonathon’s recent visit to the company’s San Francisco headquarters was so well received.
For more than 40 years, Jonathon has driven the sustainability agenda, focusing his life’s work on understanding what it means to be a sustainable world - and what we need to do to get there.
He’s the founder of Forum for the Future, a global charity that works with some of the world’s biggest and most forward-thinking companies, including LS&Co., to make sustainability happen.