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How Reusable Cups Could Save 150m Paper Cups a Year

This week, environmental charity Hubbub announced its ambition to double the uptake of reusable cups for hot drinks.

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Biotech breakthrough for waste biomass

A move towards a more sustainable bio-based economy has been given a new boost by Manchester researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value chemicals.

Call to Action! Good Food Greater Manchester needs your input on developing a strategic approach to food in Greater Manchester.

Good Food Greater Manchester is the official food policy board for Greater Manchester. We are a multi-stakeholder forum that focuses on the following key objectives:

Greater Manchester Green Summit: Day Summary

Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking Green Summit brought industry and community leaders together to debate and discuss sustainability issues affecting the region, generating bold and ambitious pledges and a powerful sense of optimism regarding the future of our environment.

Good Food Greater Manchester: Oldham School Catering

For the last 3 years, Oldham School Catering has achieved Gold Standard - providing 16,500 meals, five days a week, to 86 primary and special schools at a cost of just 65 pence per plate.

As food-banking grows, who benefits? A critical dialogue between America and Manchester

Following a discussion event around food policy held in Ancoats last November, and in the run-up to Manchester’s Green Summit, Charlotte Spring outlines key arguments from two influential researchers around the connections between food poverty, charity and policy.

Free event – Addressing the Meat Problem: What Role for the Social Sciences?

A workshop organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences will showcase current research and develop dialog with stakeholders on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability.

Partnership collaborates to change Greater Manchester food for the better

Following the launch of the Good Food Greater Manchester Partnership in 2016, the Good Food Greater Manchester Interim Board is looking forward to engaging with the wider Greater Manchester community (individuals, organisations and businesses) to promote ‘Good Food’ and push forward on its priorities in the coming year.

Cottonopolis to cool: Manchester's Northern Quarter

Walter Menzies examines the vibrant history of the Northern Quarter, a hub of alternative and bohemian culture, in an extract from his book Changing Places in England's North West.

Real Junk Food Project Manchester up for prestigious MFDF Award

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is up for best food and drink pop-up of the year in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards!

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