food waste management Articles

  • On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment

    Guide to equipment and systems for businesses, institutions and venues that manage food waste on-site. Businesses, institutions and venues that generate large volumes of food waste have an increasing number of options to manage this organics stream, starting with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce what is generated in the first place, followed by donation of excess and prepared ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The food we waste

    UK households waste 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, around one third of the 21.7 million tonnes we purchase. Most of this food waste is currently collected by local authorities (5.9 million tonnes or 88%). Some of this will be recycled but most is still going to landfill where it is liable to create methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The remaining 800,000 tonnes is composted by people at ...

  • 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

  • Food Waste Management: A MASSIVE Growth Opportunity in China

    With China’s growing number of urban consumers, more and more pressure is being placed on system to account for the outputs of cities, particularly on its food systems.  One of growing concerns is the issue of managing the sizeable amount of food waste that is coming from restaurants, canteens, and households.  It is a concern that is increasingly strained by the poor waste ...


    By Collective Responsibility

  • Marine food waste management - Case study

    Background The Fred Olsen offshore wind focussed firm, Windcarrier, took delivery of it’s second sea borne jack up vessel, the Bold Tern in January 2013. Accompanying its sister vessel the Brave Tern, the 132m vessel set off from its shipbuilders facility in Jebel Ali to work in the north German sea to start installing 80 wind turbines at the newly designated Riffgat ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • 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

  • 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

  • Food Waste Regulations and Current Initiatives

    In the UK, various initiatives have been launched to try to deal with the problem of food waste. Becky Toal takes a look at the regulations in place, then turns her attention to campaigns and sector voluntary agreements. A variety of EU Directives have been, or are soon to be, enacted in UK legislation that will affect waste management. These directives are aimed almost entirely at reducing the ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Biofertiliser plant design – food waste to biofertiliser and biogas

    This paper describes a plant that complies with Animal By-Products Regulations for Category II and III material. It will convert 30,000 tonnes food waste per year into bio-fertiliser, with a high degree of nutrient conservation, and biogas that will be used to generate electricity or could be processed to compressed natural gas, e.g. for automotive fuel. The design includes sustainable water ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Increasing biogas yield through addition of food waste

    1. Introduction The Moosburg wastewater treatment plant has one 634,008 gallons anaerobic digester, which was designed to process a maximum 23,775 gallons/day of activated sludge at 3.5% solids. The AD is currently processing 17,170 gallons/day of sludge and producing 39decatherms/day of energy from biogas. The operators would like to better utilize their anaerobic ...


    By Yield Biogas Solutions

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • Urban Food Waste generation: challenges and opportunities

    Greater economic activity and a wider economic gap between rural and urban areas is leading to accelerated urbanisation and the generation of 35% more Urban Food Waste (UFW) from 2007 to 2025. Besides landfilling, this paper examines the advantages of introducing onsite composting and anaerobic digestion for the environmental recycling of UFW and the lowering of handling cost. For Asia and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofertiliser plant design – food waste to biofertiliser and biogas

    This paper describes a plant that complies with Animal By-Products Regulations for Category II and III material. It will convert 30,000 tonnes food waste per year into bio-fertiliser, with a high degree of nutrient conservation, and biogas that will be used to generate electricity or could be processed to compressed natural gas, e.g. for automotive fuel. The design includes sustainable water ...


    By Cambi Group AS

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