food waste container Articles

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Food Waste Collection Innovations

    As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to innovations in equipment design and operation. An increase in residential food waste collection programs — and the need to service curbside carts — are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Food waste diversion promoted on the street

    In January 2009, collection trucks hit the streets of San Francisco with a bold message: look more closely at your garbage, because it is primarily made up of resources that should be composted or recycled. There are now about 20 trucks with 3D images of food waste or recyclables displayed on their sides, giving the illusion of glass panels that reveal the vehicles’ contents. Passersby see trucks ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Renewable energy from food wastes

    Food waste is an untapped energy source that mostly ends up rotting in landfills, thereby releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Food waste is difficult to treat or recycle since it contains high levels of sodium salt and moisture, and is mixed with other waste during collection. Major generators of food wastes include hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, residential blocks, cafeterias, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Experiences with anaerobic treatment of fat-containing food waste liquids: two full scale studies with a novel anaerobic flotation reactor

    Fat-containing food waste can be effectively treated in a new type of reactor, the so-called BIOPAQ-Anaerobic Flotation Reactor or BIOPAQ® anaerobic flotation reactor (AFR). In the reactor a flotation unit is integrated to retain the sludge. In this study results from two plants with a 430 and 511 m3-AFR, respectively, are presented. In one reactor, which is fed with water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

    It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year. More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and cafeterias—than at any other stage. Almost all urban areas experience high levels of food waste—food that is fit for consumption when it reaches ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Reducing food waste: Making the most of our abundance

    According to staggering new statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year. In the developing world, over 40 percent of food losses occur after harvest-while being stored or transported, and during processing and packing. In ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Organics cart and container trends

    WHEN it comes to figuring out what cities, states and provinces are still throwing away, food residuals from households, commercial businesses and institutions continue to top the list. And as more jurisdictions look to adopt Zero Waste goals and mitigate methane emissions from landfills, the obvious candidate to boost diversion rates is the food residuals stream. In cities and towns that already ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Diverting Food Residuals in Minnesota

    Untitled Document IN MINNESOTA, the land of 12,000 lakes, we are experiencing new challenges in protecting those lakes as well as our rivers ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Divestment of a food manufacturing plant

    Client: Confidential Location: Somerset, Southwest England, UK Services: Strategic Advice on Brownfield Development, Site Investigation, Risk Assessment Summary: ESI was able to identify options for managing land contamination to maximise the value of site divestment, based on high quality site investigation and risk ...

  • Food security demands diversity

    The challenge calls for divergent solutions — small-scale, tech-based initiatives as much as long-term research. Last month our Spotlight pages explored sustainable food production — how farmers can grow more food with scarce resources, and within ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The oil intensity of food

    Today we are an oil-based civilization, one that is totally dependent on a resource whose production will soon be falling. Since 1981, the quantity of oil extracted has exceeded new discoveries by an ever-widening margin. In 2008, the world pumped 31 billion barrels of oil but discovered fewer than 9 billion barrels of new oil. World reserves of conventional oil are in a free fall, dropping every ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Zero impact separate waste collection with donkeys and recycling food waste with Big Hanna composter in Italy!

    Montalto Ligure, a small village with about 365 inhabitants, situated in the Riviera Ligur's hinterland (North East Italy), an almost untouched place (difficult to reach and cross by 'normal' means of transport) said 'Enough!' to compactors and dumpsters.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Potential refill solutions for the food and non-food retail sectors – feasibility study

    Refill systems have the potential to significantly reduce both retail packaging waste and product waste. This favours the selection of high volume products that show significant potential weight savings. Such systems involve the initial sale of products in a dispensing container such as a trigger spray or a pump dispenser, with customers encouraged to purchase a simple container to refill the ...

  • Ensuring food security: Key resources

    From nutrition to gender issues, Michael Hoevel scans the best online resources relating to food security. Addressing food security requires looking at multiple phenomena simultaneously — from hunger, livelihoods and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • An evaluation of breeding conditions of flies and optimum food waste rations for effective composting in Municipal Solid Waste composting site in Southern Sri Lanka

    Composting is effective way of solving problems associated with solid waste management. Some of the main issues associated with municipal solid waste composting are the increase of food waste percentage and development of breeding conditions favourable for various fly species causing public health issues. Experimental composting piles were constructed by changing food waste composition (0%, 25%, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monster 3-shred grinders helps reclaim food bank waste - Case Study

    Multiple entities partner to divert food waste from landfills Problem: Food Composting system must breakdown mixed packaged waste for processing Solution: Low Speed, High Torque JWC 3-SHRED Grinder The statistics surrounding food waste in the United States can only be described as staggering. More than 30 percent of the ...


    By JWC Environmental

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