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Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 23, 2015)

A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer ...

Love Food Hate Waste welcomes celebrity ambassadors

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Love Food Hate Waste today announces a team of five celebrity ambassadors hungry to support the nationwide campaign in halving avoidable household food waste by 2025. Actress and director Sunetra Sarker joins celebrity chefs Rachael Khoo, James Strawbridge, Richard Fox and Shane Jordan in helping the LFHW team raise awareness to tackle the 4.2 ...

New England Organizations Step Up for EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge and Help to Reduce Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Twelve New England organizations have backed a national effort led by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on the nearly 35 million tons of food wasted in the United States each year. This EPA initiative encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste by donating or recycling food. Among the groups ...

Carbon footprint of food waste not necessarily related to its weight

by European Commission  (Mar. 5, 2015)

The carbon footprint of food waste should be taken into account alongside the the weight of food wasted, says a new study. The research examined three years of food waste data from six branches of a Swedish supermarket and calculated the waste’s carbon footprint. On the basis of their footprint, key products that could be targeted for waste ...

Extending product life can cut food waste and save millions

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Mar. 3, 2015)

WRAP estimates that an increase of just one day on product life* across a range of foods could prevent around 250,000 tonnes of food waste each year, in households and in the supply chain, by giving consumers longer to eat the food they buy. In a pioneering new report published today – Reducing food waste by ...

Reducing food waste could save the global economy $300 billion a year

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Feb. 26, 2015)

Reducing consumer food waste could save between US$120 and 300 billion per year by 2030 according to a new report by WRAP (The Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. To achieve this would require a 20-50% reduction in consumer food waste. One third of all food produced in the world ends up as ...

COD Analyzer for Waste Water Analysis

by LAR Process Analysers AG  (Mar. 10, 2015)

LAR's QuickCODultra is an online COD analyzer for the determination of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in complex water. The analyzer uses a robotic horizontally and vertically moving injection needle. It enables the injection of the raw waste water sample incl. particulates into the ...

EPA Honors MGM Resorts International for Achievements in Food Recovery Efforts

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 6, 2015)

MGM Resorts International was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its outstanding efforts in food recovery. The entertainment and hospitality company received two national Food Recovery Challenge awards for reducing food waste and, in the process, conserving natural resources. “MGM’s zero waste leadership ...

PureAire O2 Monitor for Food Manufacturing Tunnel/Freezers with N2 and CO2: Using a 10 Year No Calibration Sensor

by PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc  (Mar. 24, 2015)

For flash freezing nothing beats a liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide immersion or tunnel style freezer for efficiency, overall performance, and cost savings. If you haven't yet switched to an immersion freezer, doing so now could position you to better compete in your market segment and save money over time. Learn more about why these freezers are ...

EPA Recognizes Dallas Stars for Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 29, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League for the team’s achievements in reducing food waste. The Stars participated in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, which encourages organizations and businesses to save money, help communities, and protect the environment by ...

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