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Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Jan. 7, 2015)

Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic; there are bits of this material in the organism of a large number of fish, etc. Packaging and wrappers made from petroleum by-products are seriously damaging the environment. The search for less harmful materials has driven many pieces of research; among them that of Itsaso Leceta. This researcher has ...

Courtauld results show packaging down and food redistribution up

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Jan. 22, 2015)

The first year results of the Courtauld Commitment Phase 3, released today by WRAP, show an approximate 4.5% reduction of the carbon impacts of packaging, while food waste prevention efforts have led to 80% more food being redistributed. Signatories’ efforts to reduce packaging, increase recycled content and use different packaging ...

EPA Recognizes Outstanding Food Recovery Challenge and WasteWise Program Participants

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 28, 2015)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the accomplishments of organizations and businesses participating in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge and WasteWise program for reducing their climate footprint, improving efficiency, helping communities and achieving cost savings through waste reduction. These programs save money, ...

Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse ...

Heat Exchangers Recover and Recycle Excess and Wasted Energy

by Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) Pty Ltd  (Jan. 28, 2015)

In copper production, heat generated during extraction processes can be harnessed and transferred back into the system using heat exchangers, resulting in significant energy savings and unparalleled yield. “Compact heat exchangers, such as gasketed and welded ...

Students from France, Mexico and United Kingdom Recognized for Taking up Fight against Food Waste

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 16, 2014)

Three student groups from France, Mexico and the United Kingdom bagged top prizes for their creative and committed efforts to reduce food waste in their schools and communities in the recently concluded Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. Food waste is a massive ...

Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 10, 2014)

Before going to the supermarket to buy the turkey, assorted vegetables, fruit and cheese for Thanksgiving, many people will have to clear out refrigerator space to hold everything. That means throwing away a lot of uneaten food such as moldy tomatoes, withered lettuce, expired yogurt containers, and bowls of now unrecognizable leftovers. This ...

Australian Charity OzHarvest to Highlight Global Food Waste at UNEP Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP20 in Lima, Peru

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 12, 2014)

OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue charity, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action, is taking the message of stopping global food waste to the international stage at this year's Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) in Lima, Peru as part of the global Think.Eat.Save campaign. Following the recent release ...

EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus ...

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 ...

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