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Food waste

Food Waste at Christmas

December 12, 2022

Fight food waste this Christmas to give the gift of carbon reductionBritain wastes almost 6.5 million tons of good food every year – enough to fill Wembley Stadium 11 times. Experts agree that reducing our weekly food waste by 30% woul...

JGP One World Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

July 27, 2022

 Earth Overshoot Day 2022The Earth's Overshoot Day in 2022 falls on July 28th.  This day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in that year. F...


Green Claims Code

April 5, 2022

New Code to prevent misleading green claimsNowadays we hear a lot of organisations talking about what they’re doing to help reduce climate change. But with so many claims being made, how can we tell everything we hear is accurate? . We...

Mentor Programme

Over 150 Training Courses Completed in 2021

March 9, 2022

Over 150 Training Courses Completed by Team JG Pears in 2021We spend a lot of time at work. Experts calculate that if you start work at 18 and retire at 68 you will spend a total of 92,120 hours at work. So it’s important that you find w...

The food waste challenge

The Food Waste Challenge

December 8, 2021

 WRAP Report Highlights Ongoing Food Waste ChallengeWRAP’s recent report on food waste has highlighted the scale of the challenge we are still facing. The charity estimates there was a staggering 9.5 million tonnes of food waste from U...

Notts Business of the Year 2021

Nottinghamshire Business of the Year 2021

November 26, 2021

 East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2021On 19th November 2021, JG Pears were thrilled and proud to have won two awards from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, the first being named Business of the Year in Nottinghamshi...

Circular Economy

Rendering in the Circular Economy

November 10, 2021

 Rendering in the Circular EconomyRendering is a process that has been carried out for centuries, but as we strive for a more circular economy, it’s clear this traditional practice has never been more important. Rendering converts wast...


Fighting Climate Change

August 13, 2021

 Fighting Climate ChangeFighting climate change is integral to the JG Pears operation. We recognise that care for the environment is a fundamental and integral part of our business, so we work hard to minimise the effect of our operation...

Generating Renewable Energy

Generating Renewable Energy

July 9, 2021

 How is JG Pears Generating Renewable Energy Using Biomass?Through the development of the combined heat and power plant (CHP) at Newark, JG Pears is generating renewable energy. Our use of renewable biomass fuel significantly reduces the...

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

June 17, 2021

 What is the environmental impact of processing butchers' waste?Reducing our environmental impact is a key focus at JG Pears. The processing of butchers’ waste and animal by-products generates many useful, sustainable products, which i...

Generating Renewable Energy

Making sustainable fuel from butchers’ waste

December 3, 2019

 Biofuels replacing fossil fuels?In recent years, there’s been a big push to promote biofuels as a replacement for fossil fuels. But not all biofuels are equal. In fact, it’s now clear that many plant-based biofuels bring a fresh set...

Opening a butcher’s shop?

October 3, 2019

 Opening a butcher’s shop? 3 essential things you need to know about waste disposal regulationsIf you’re opening a butcher’s shop, it’s important to be aware that food safety regulations are just as strict for the waste you don...

Butchers’ Waste Explained

September 3, 2019

 What do animal renderers make from butcher’s waste and animal by-products – and why is rendering so green?328 million pigs, sheep, goats, and cows and 6 billion poultry birds are slaughtered each year in the EU. Each carcass contain...


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