food waste separation Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Separation leads to savings on waste charges

    Separation and dewatering in connection with destruction of Tetra Pak cartons turned the waste dry enough for recycling. NEN-PRODUKTER AS in Norway produces juice and smoothies sold in various forms of Tetra Pak cartons. “We have to take care of thousands of units every day due to normal and unforeseen production waste. A major part of this waste contains filled ...


    By RUNI A/S

  • 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

  • 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 Processing: Venturi Scrubber and Separator Cuts Steam Costs Case Study

    New Solutions to Plant Problems:Soybean extraction at Land 0 ‘ Lakes, Inc., Sheldon, IA, is an energy- intensive operation. Beans must be cleaned, properly dried, tempered, cleaned a second time, fragmented, and heat-conditioned to increase smface area and distort cell walls. On the extraction side of the process, soybean flakes are extracted by repeated countercurrent percolation of hexane ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Food service zero waste program case study

    Foodservice client that was looking to increase waste diversion but didn't want to increase costs by adding a recycling program. Before RecycleSmart, all materials were being disposed of in a roll off garbage bin. A variety of different material types were being produced at the facility: Cardboard Paper Bags (flour/sugar/other), Plastic Buckets and Bottles (#1, #2, #3 and ...

  • 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 – 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

  • 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

  • Deerdykes food waste advanced digestion facility case study

    Dedicated to Digestion Design, Build, Commission 30,000 tonnes per annum food waste advanced anaerobic digestion plant Treating source segregated food waste, C&l food waste, slurries and sludges 1 MW electrical power output Fully integrated waste preparation system PAS110 and ABPR Cat3 compliant Digestate separation ...


    By Monsal Limited

  • Decrease of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation by food waste materials

    The formation of bacterial biofilm on various surfaces has significant negative economic effects. The aim of this study was to find a simple procedure to decrease the Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation in a water environment by using different food waste biological materials as signal molecule adsorbents. The selected biomaterials did not reduce the cell growth but affected biofilm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Plastics Separation In Compost

    Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic small, large and in-between - in the compost feedstock and thus in the end product. New study and equipment offer some excellent solutions. An air separation unit from Hawker Corp. is attached to the outfeed conveyor of a screen. Plastic is collected in a tube sock (inset) attached to the fan assembly. PRESSURE in Europe to increase ...

  • Climate change impacts of food waste diversion to anaerobic digesters

    Treating food waste (FW) by anaerobic digestion to recover biogas and biofertiliser is a fantastic opportunity. The biogas is renewable, base-load, non-fossil energy. Using the digestate on land as biofertiliser completes nutrient cycles and conserves soil organic matter. The Part-503 rules protect health and the environment. Existing sludge digesters can be ‘turbo-charged’ by retrofitting ...


  • The dangers of separating science and environment

    We need to figure out a better way to communicate science that balances technology and nature. Does the natural world have any relevance to modern science? Of course it does; but sometimes it seems like that’s not the case. This is a myth perpetuated directly and indirectly through media, policy decisions, academic disciplines, even some science engagement initiatives: ...


    By Ensia

  • Plastics Separation in Compost

    Untitled Document Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic - small, large and in-between - in the compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compostable Products And Postconsumer Food Scraps

    “Death of Composting” read the title of a blog posted in June by Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a restaurant group in Boston, Massachusetts. Startling, to say the least, and certainly compelling to read. Muir’s blog described how Clover Food Lab, a Boston restaurant company, moved to 100 percent compostable products in 2010: “I’d spent 18 months trying ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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