domestic food waste Articles

  • What’s next for food waste?

    With the target to halve edible food waste by 2020 drawing ever closer, a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers are improving their waste prevention strategies. But when ‘waste’ is inevitable, what then? Paul Featherstone, group director of SugaRich, investigates the extent to which such organisations are saying ‘no’ to landfill, before considering what ...


    By SugaRich

  • Fate of pathogen indicators in a domestic blend of food waste and wastewater through a two-stage anaerobic digestion system

    Anaerobic digestion is a viable on-site treatment technology for rich organic waste streams such as food waste and blackwater. In contrast to large-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants which are typically located away from the community, the effluent from any type of on-site system is a potential pathogenic hazard because of the intimacy of the system to the community. The native ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Elimination of Ethylene in Domestic Refrigerators

    Ethylene is a plant hormone produced naturally by fruit and other plant tissues. It is known as the ripening hormone because it regulates the series of processes associated with the ripening and senescence of fruit. Eliminating ethylene from the environment, both in storage chambers and transport containers, where it is stored in the form of gas, is a widespread practice designed to provide a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Zero food waste – possibility or pipedream?

    Many people would argue that the UK’s target to halve edible food waste by 2020 is difficult to achieve. Perhaps even more would deem the country’s ultimate zero food waste to landfill vision, simply a pipedream. But what factors contribute to food waste in the UK and to what extent is progress being made? Paul Featherstone, group director of specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich, ...


    By SugaRich

  • Trade food waste collection case studies

    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 businesses. Karen McNeill, ...


    By Ecosack

  • Food waste – global warming potentials of the options

    Food waste (FW) is a problem and an opportunity. This paper will review the alternativen routes for its management. In the UK, the majority of FW is still landfilled. Traditionally, FW has been fed to pigs but part of the reaction to the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the UK was to ban this “swill feeding” and introduce stringent requirements for treating FW that later was the basis ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Huge scope of urban domestic biogas plant

    There is a huge scope of installing 15 million domestic biogas plants in urban homes for generating cooking gas from kitchen waste and other organic waste. In every home, about half kilogram waste is generated daily such as vegetable cut outs and leftovers, green leaves and husks, fruit skins, rotten fruits, sugarcane baggesse, left out or stale food or some organic starchy material etc. ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Sewage Treatment - Klargester is the market leader for small and medium-sized domestic treatment plant and waste water treatment systems in the UK

    Sewage treatment plant operate by providing an environment in which aerobic bacteria are cultured. These bacteria survive by using biological matter in the sewage as a food source. To provide optimum treatment the bacteria need free access to oxygen and immersion in the sewage effluent. The majority of package plant work by providing a fixed medium that the bacteria adhere to, and a means of ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Supermarkets and the organic food supply chain: the potential for waste generation and its mitigation

    This paper discusses the role of multiple grocery retailers ('supermarkets') within the organic food industry. While the background to the object industry (in terms of both the incentive(s) to buy organic food and the ensuing market demand/supply statistics) has to be presented such as to justify the topic as one worthy of academic interest, the main concern of this paper is with the potential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food security: Facts and figures

    Food security is deeply connected to other development challenges and poor health. Michael Hoevel traces the links. Food security addresses one of humankind’s most fundamental needs — access to a nutritious and adequate diet. It is also seen ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Domestic energy sustainability of different urban residential patterns: a New Zealand approach

    A quantitative study was undertaken to calculate the potential sustainability of five residential blocks in Auckland, New Zealand (NZ) of differing physical densities. The main study considered five attributes of sustainability: domestic energy, transportation, carbon sequestration, food, and waste. This paper presents the results and mathematical methodology developed for one key aspect, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable food production: Facts and Figures

    Farming must feed more people more sustainably. Zareen Bharucha looks at scientific approaches past and present. Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Biowaste conversion technology for household food and energy security in the Philippines: appropriate on–site small–scale rice husk waste carbonisation

    Successful long–term domestic rice research to feed the rapidly increasing population in the Philippines facilitated increased production of the nation's staple from 11.786 MT in 1999 to 16.258 MT in 2008. The additional rice production has correspondingly increased the annual milled rice husk waste resource to around 3.4 MT - currently, a disposal problem for millers who often dump the waste in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating Food Digestion Effluent For Landscape Use

    Over the last year, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has installed and studied a food waste diversion technology that converts raw food waste into a liquid effluent that is disposed through the sewer system. As an urban university located in West Los Angeles, California, LMU faces two major barriers with respect to composting food waste: on-campus space constraints and long distances to off-site ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Why waste management

    Since 1973 we are a part of environmentally friendly and economical shredding systems for all types of waste. Since 1973 MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG (Special Products), Frankfurt/Main, The company’s shredding systems are used for the reduction of waste volume in various commercial and industrial applications, including hotels, hospitals, commercial kitchens and cruise ...

  • 2015 Chinese resources of waste & waste materials recycling and processing industry Analysis

    China resources of waste and waste materials recycling and processing industry, 2015 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the resources of waste and waste materials recycling and processing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to ...

  • Accumulation of contaminants of emerging concern in food crops, part one: Edible strawberries and lettuce grown in reclaimed water

    Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) present in domestic waste streams include a highly diverse group of potentially biologically‐active compounds that can be detected at trace levels in wastewater. Concerns about potential uptake into crops arise when reclaimed water is used in food crop production. The present study investigated how nine CECs in reclaimed water are taken up into edible ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Do not make the waste energy saving lamps into a scourge

    As early as August 1, 2008, the national list of hazardous waste had been the recovery of the energy saving lamps included. However, for waste energy saving lamps may harm caused to the environment and human health, the public did not know. Until now, energy saving lamp recycling policy is still blank. How future waste disposal? Than ordinary incandescent lamp,  ...

  • Not in my back yard — international shipments of waste and the environment

    Waste without borders: Zhang Guofu, 35, makes EUR 700 a month, a huge wage in provincial China, sifting through waste that includes shopping bags from a British supermarket chain and English-language DVDs. The truth is that waste placed in a bin in London, can quite easily end up 5 000 miles away in a recycling factory in China's Pearl River delta. Waste of all descriptions is on the move. ...

  • Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling

    With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, ...


    By Inprova Energy

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