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Food service zero waste program case study

by Blue Castle Developments CA LLC - SmartTrash  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Foodservice client that was looking to increase waste diversion but didn't want to increase costs by adding a recycling program. Before RecycleSmart, all materials were being disposed of in a roll off garbage bin. A variety of different material types were being produced at the facility: Cardboard Paper Bags (flour/sugar/other), Plastic Buckets ...

Cost neutral food waste diversion program case study

by Blue Castle Business Services CA LLC  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The Westin Grand Hotel was interested in diverting more materials out o( their waste stream as a step toward improving their environmental performance. Specifically, they wanted to divert food waste, but were concerned about the operational impact of this green initiative. Their primary concerns were how this would affect their budget, affect ...

Wastes as fertilizer – Is this a way to lower food costs?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilizers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters and ash from burnt biomass, would also cut fossil fuel use and save natural resources. ...

Second Life for Shipping Waste

by Ensia  (Sep. 16, 2014)

According to the World Ocean Review, the global merchant fleet has a capacity to carry more than 1 billion tons of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. Combined, these floating “towns” produce vast quantities of waste. When officials in Rotterdam, which harbors nearly 34,000 seagoing vessels each ...

Food Waste Collection Innovations

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to innovations in equipment design and operation. An increase in residential food waste collection programs — and ...

Trade food waste collection case studies

by Ecosack  (Apr. 3, 2014)

In the continuing effort to separate food waste from the landfill stream, councils are looking to the viability of collecting trade food waste Carmarthenshire Council is among the most proactive of councils looking at tackling this problem. Using Ecosack 25L Paper Sacks for food waste they are successfully collecting a large volume from local ...

Rosendal`s Garden chose Big Hanna for composting their organic food waste

by Susteco AB  (Jun. 12, 2014)

The Rosendal's Garden is located on Djurgården, an island in the city centre of Stockholm, Sweden. It's a public garden with a café, greenhouses, plant shop, function hall and educational activities.  ...

Biogas plant in Great Britain - case study

by bwe biogas-weser-ems GmbH & Co. KG  (Aug. 27, 2014)

In the new plant (to be commissioned in September 2010), food residues and kitchen waste from the city of Oxford are utilised (along with grass silage and wheat. The planned capacity amounts to max. 100 tons daily. The new plant will be operated by a composting operation in addition to several investors. The costs for landfills and composting ...

Recovery, Recycling and Revenues

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Earlier this year, the UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that almost 615,000 tonnes of material is disposed of in England, even though it can be reused. It was calculated that by reusing this household waste, British tax payers could save up to £60 million. Most industries produce some form of waste whether it’s ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

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