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UNEP Launches School Food Waste Competition

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Students get set to compete for thousands of dollars of prizes as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. The Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge aims to encourage secondary school and university students from around the world to uncover and understand - through the design and implementation of ...

Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia Open This Month

by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia open on 29 October at AsiaWorld-Expo with a wide range of green tech products, building materials and new innovations on show. A number of industry networking and knowledge-sharing events are scheduled to take place during the event which runs until 1 November. About ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge Program; Emphasis on Feeding the Hungry and Not Landfills during Hunger Action Month

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Frank Pallone, BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Doug Schiefelbein Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s (CFBNJ) Tristan Wallack and Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey to announce BJ’s participation in the ...

ANDRITZ SEPARATION launches new low-profile belt press: significant reduction in investment costs combined with further decrease in operating costs

by ANDRITZ Separation - a division of the Andritz Group  (Sep. 29, 2014)

International technology Group ANDRITZ is offering its customers worldwide a new, innovative belt press for dewatering in municipal and industrial applications, based on a new low-profile design and flexible modular construction. The main benefit of the new belt press is that size and weight were reduced by around 50% each compared to the previous ...

Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

by Cranfield University  (Oct. 10, 2014)

Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration ...

Hey, Doc! Sewage, Beer and Food Scraps Can Power Chevrolet’s Bi-fuel Impala

by General Motors Corp  (Oct. 20, 2014)

Trash to fuel, the stuff of the 1980s sci-fi comedy movie trilogy “Back to the Future,” is now a reality. The 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala – not a tricked-out DeLorean – really can run on leftovers, table scraps and, oh, yeah, grains from brewing beer. Cleveland-based quasar energy group uses organic waste to produce ...

New food waste framework points to a fundamental rethink of food practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

New Food Waste Framework Points to a Fundamental Rethink of Food Practices

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

To solve the problem of food waste we need to radically rethink how our food is produced and consumed, researchers argue in a recent study. They propose a new framework that considers how to reduce wastage throughout the supply chain. Preventing excess levels of food production and consumption in the first place is its most important step. Food ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Becomes First Wholesale Club to Commit Nationwide to EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 19, 2014)

The U.S. EPA announces that BJ's Wholesale Club is the first wholesale club and the most recent participant in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste diversion from landfill or incineration. ...

Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 22, 2014)

Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in ...

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