food waste industry 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

  • 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

  • Tightening the belt by reducing food waste

    Improved trimming skills, dating items to ensure the oldest is used first and daily fresh deliveries are among source reduction steps used by grocers and food service companies. Every year Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste, most of which ends up in landfills. While composting, instead of disposal, reduces the impact of this wasted food by “closing the ...


    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

  • Bioaugmentation/waste water treatment in food industry - Case Study

    What is it? The bioaugmentation is an innovative technology which consists in an increase of selected bacteria to help naturally the biological process of organic compounds degradation. It is proper to dose in any effluent type and wastewater treatment system, which no longer has enough capacity or has an inefficient performance. These products facilitate the reduction ...

  • Going further with food: The rise of channelling food waste for biogas production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year.  In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the ...


    By Geotech

  • Going Further with Food: The Rise of Channelling Food Waste for Biogas Production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year. In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road ...


    By Geotech

  • Food Waste into Energy and Revenue – Case Study

    SEaB Energy’s Case Study ‘Food Waste into Energy and Revenue’ has been featured in the latest issue of Environment Industry Magazine and Green Hotelier. The articles feature the Chilworth Best Western Hotel as pioneers in revolutionising current food waste disposal practices. To view the articles please visit the following links: ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Food manufacturers: Include waste in final cost of product

    Over the past year, the momentum of food waste reduction has become a forefront concern on a global, national and industry level. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge “to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country.” ...

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Advanced Water Treatment Solutions for the Food/Beverage Industry

    The agricultural/irrigation industry is one of the most demanding users of water for process applications. The availability of a sustainable supply of clean water is a necessity. Water shortages, reduction of water quality, and environmental issues, have led to an increased awareness of the use of both treated waste water as well as the ...

  • Innovative Water Solutions for the Food/Beverage Processing Industry

    With the growing international and local pressure, the Food and Beverage industry has to find new ways in its product development as well as minimizing costs and health risks. Sustainability has become an important issue in the evolving Food and Beverage industry. Companies are being required by industries and government agencies to better utilize their water consumption to minimize their ...

  • 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

  • These entrepreneurs are using technology to turn a profit on food waste

    Creative businesses aim to get food that would otherwise be wasted into the hands of those who can use it. Food waste is bad for our wallets. It’s also bad for the environment — the equivalent of throwing away the water, energy and other resources that go into growing it in the first place. But as interest in reducing food waste grows, so does innovation to make it happen. ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • Advanced Filtration Solutions for the Food/Beverage Industry

    The food and beverage industry is one of the most demanding users of water for process applications. The availability of a sustainable supply of clean water is a necessity. Each of these particular application require there own specific level of water purity. The type, flow rate and water quality are typically determined by the function of the ...

  • GPT: The Waste Solution for the Leisure Industry

    Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the tourism industry alone brings with it spend in excess of £16 billion per annum. The price of tourism to the UK is impactful environmentally and socially and organisations need to address their responsibilities and obligations ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The Changing Shape of the Waste Management Industry

    According to a recent interview conducted with Mike Walters, the waste and recycling manager for John Lewis, he highlighted his predictions for the waste management industry. In his talks on the future for the industry, he envisages a shift in resource efficiency and he predicts that in 20 years, there will be no such thing as “waste” but “end-of-first-life materials”. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Food Recovery Innovators

    A YEAR ago, ReFED: Rethink Food Waste released its groundbreaking report, “A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste by 20 Percent” (Roadmap). Integral to the Roadmapare 27 solutions, categorized into Prevention, Recovery and Recycling. ReFED applied four screening criteria to identify the highest priority solutions for its report, including: “Is the solution limited to specific ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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