The reduction of food waste has emerged, in recent years, as an important societal issue. There is debate, in some quarters, about whether food waste reduction is in fact a… Read more >
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by CBC London as part of their Sounds of the Season fundraiser for the London Food Bank, on 1 December. On average London’s… Read more >
See recent article in the Londoner about London, Ontario’s urban agriculture strategy. Does being able to grow food yourself give you a greater appreciation of how it is produced….and reduce… Read more >
I had the chance to be interviewed on London’s CBC radio http://bit.ly/2v9Nmmn and Toronto’s AM 640 http://bit.ly/2fKHxJu and chat about the province’s planned food and organic waste ban. Certainly in my circles… Read more >
I had the opportunity to speak at London Environmental Network’s 11 August environmental networking event. There were about 70 people out to hear me speak about food waste generation… Read more >
Circular Reference Error: Do We Understand the Circular Economy. Pt. 2 – Will a voluntary approach work for food & organic resources?
CIRCULAR REFERENCE ERROR: DO WE UNDERSTAND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY. PT. 2 – Will a Voluntary Approach Work For Food & Organic Resources? By Peter Hargreave and Paul van der… Read more >
Circular Reference Error: Do we understand the circular economy. Pt. 1- What is the circular economy?
By Peter Hargreave and Paul van der Werf This is the start of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy. We pushed our ideas back and forth to each… Read more >
The only way to reduce the amount of food that becomes waste is to really understand what leads to this behaviour. As part of my ongoing Western University PhD research… Read more >
Finally my first peer reviewed paper is published. It is available for free download at http://bit.ly/2qIXIb2 Authors: Paul van der Werf, BSc (Agr), MSc and Jason A. Gilliland, BA (Hon), MA,… Read more >
A quick welcome to my blog. I have been involved in the management of organic wastes for 25 years, starting with the management of composting facilities and continuing with the… Read more >