organic food waste Articles

  • 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

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Busting Biomethane Myths

    Over the past few years, more and more companies have woken up to the financial and environmental benefits to be gained by making the most of their organic waste streams. In fact, the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry – which converts millions of tonnes of food, sewage and farm waste into renewable energy (biogas) and biofertiliser – has been one of the UK’s biggest success ...

  • 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

  • Rosendal`s Garden chose Big Hanna for composting their organic food waste

    The Rosendal's Garden is located on Djurgården, an island in the city centre of Stockholm, Sweden. It's a public garden with a café, greenhouses, plant shop, function hall and educational activities.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • 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

  • 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

  • Influence of the comminution of organic waste on their biodegradability

    Organic solids are present in very large quantities as products or waste from agriculture, food industry, household and many other fields. The disposal of organic waste can be realised using biological processes like anaerobic digestion or aerobic composting. The anaerobic digestion has advantages in comparison to composting such as a better handling of wet waste, the production of useful ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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

  • Hotels save with food waste recycling

    THE Hyatt Regency Princeton in New Jersey, saved more than US$10,000 in 2009 by having its food scraps composted instead of landfilled. Like all of Hyatt’s 445 hotels and resorts, the Hyatt Regency Princeton has its own “Green Team” of staff from different sectors of the hotel, who train fellow employees on recycling procedures and look for new recycling, reduction and reuse ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Big Hanna at Whitmuir Organic Farm - new project hitting Scottish Government’s world leading food waste targets

    Through mutual engagement and cooperation Whitmuir Farm and two local schools have succeeded to reduce the school canteen waste far above government waste targets.  A compost and a projectWhitmuir Farm is a working organic farm in West Linton just south of Edinburgh in Scotland. In October 2015 a Big Hanna T75 was installed to help reduce the farms organic ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Carbon offsets from organic waste conversion projects

    The Climate Act ion Reserve (the Reserve) has long had a protocol to give credit for the capture and destruction of methane emissions from organic waste in landfills, but they have now opened up the possibility of credits for projects that prevent that waste from entering landfills in the first place. In October 2009, the Reserve adopted the Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol, covering both ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Measured and simulated Nitrogen fluxes after field application of food-processing and municipal organic wastes

    The aims of this study were to (i) assess N fluxes (mineralization, volatilization, denitrification, leaching) caused by spreading various organic wastes from food-processing industries during a field experiment, and (ii) to identify the main factors affecting N transformation processes after field spreading. Experimental treatments including the spreading of six types of waste and a control soil ...

  • Creating a sustainable food future, installment two: Reducing food loss and waste

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 32 percent of all food produced in the world was lost or wasted in 2009. This estimate is based on weight. When converted into calories, global food loss and waste amounts to approximately 24 percent of all food produced. Essentially, one out of every four food calories intended for people is not ultimately consumed ...

  • Zeroing in on Organics

    The months of January and February are data gathering time for BioCycle’s annual State of Garbage In America survey. For many state solid waste, recycling and composting officials, the year doesn’t get off to the right start if they don’t see one of our questionnaires coming across their fax or email lines! The data gathered from these state offices has enabled BioCycle to track the nation’s ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Rotary drum composting of different organic waste mixtures

    The effects of three different mixtures of organic waste on composting in a rotary drum were examined by measuring changes in physico-chemical and biological parameters. It was observed that the time courses of the three mixtures: run A (grass cuttings, vegetable waste and food waste), run B (cattle manure, vegetable waste and sawdust) and run C (cattle manure, food waste, vegetable waste, paper ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Food and Green Waste Composting at Luxury Golf Course

    The Broken Sound Golf Course in Boca Raton, FL uses Managed Organic Recycling, Inc. Compost Covers to speed up the composting curing phase and reduce odors, vectors (aminals and insects), and produce quality soil amendment for use on the greens.  Compost increases soil health and water retention at the same time reducing costs for chemical fertilizers and green watering. With Managed Organic ...

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