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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 ...

Construction at 2 MW Food Waste to Energy Recycling Plant complete

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The newly built 45,000 tonne per year facility is now being commissioned, with the first electricity generation from food waste expected at the end of July. Tamar explained that it is working with waste management parties to secure feedstock for the facility. The facility is expected to generate 2 MW of renewable energy from waste as well as ...

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 ...

Figures show that a quarter of the UK’s food is thrown away ‘untouched’

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jun. 27, 2014)

The Waste Resource Action Programme says around 1m a tonnes of unopened food at a cost of £90 per household is binned in the UK. An analysis of figures has shown that as much as one-quarter of food thrown away by households in the UK is still “untouched” in its packaging. This habit is usually due to the product being past its ...

Colsen among the top 100 innovative SME’s in The Netherlands

by Colsen International b.v.  (Jul. 12, 2014)

Colsen is very honored to be ranked 44th in the top 100 of most innovative SME’s in The Netherlands. After receiving environmental awards in 2001, 2005 and 2013 we received a new achievement record in 2014. The Colsen innovation records relate to our developments in the area of sustainable energy production, phosphate recovery ...

CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise) win UK award for water management

by Delta-T Devices Ltd  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Delta-T Devices would like to congratulate Cathal Ellis and Martin Wooster of CAFRE for winning the ‘Exemplar project in Northern Ireland’ which recognises water efficiency achievements. CAFRE currently use the Delta-T GP1 Data Logger and Soil Moisture sensors to automatically control irrigation in their Nursery stock tunnels. ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the ...

Companies Urged To Disclose Data On Plastic To Cut Pollution And Improve Resource Efficiency

by Trucost Plc  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to ground-breaking new research by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. The report, entitled Valuing ...

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