packed food waste Articles

  • It is time to end food waste

    Food waste is a global, billion-dollar problem. The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food waste’ explores the origins, the reasons and some exciting solutions for the global food waste problem. Supercharged composters, mini-ventilators, smart lipid films are just some of the solutions to reduce the 1.3 billion tons of food that is currently wasted. Scientists and entrepreneurs ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Confectionary and retort-packed food plant case study

    Cost reduction by using a proper polymer! This nationally-known factory, famous for confectionery and retort-packed food, dewaters its waste activated sludge with VOLUTE EC-202 model. They had used powder polymer manufactured by another manufacturer. However our staff realized the flock is in poor condition when he visited their factory. When you use a wrong polymer, polymer adding ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Measurement, Motivations And Opportunities To Waste Less Food

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality releases findings on psychological, socio-economic and structural drivers that contribute to generation of preventable wasted food in households. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of all food produced and imported for consumption in the United States is never eaten. In Oregon, as part of a statewide strategy to prevent the wasting of food, the Oregon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 SERIES

  • Food Waste and Obesity A UK Epidemic on more than one scale

    Ever since definitions of a ‘healthy’ bodyweight changed in the 1990s, the world seems to be facing an obesity epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert consultation in Geneva that formed the basis for a report that defined obesity – not merely as a coming social catastrophe, but as an “epidemic”. The word ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)?

    When it comes to reducing consumer food waste, guilt doesn’t cut it. Here’s what does. It was bound to happen. When I first got the assignment to write a story on reducing consumer food waste, I was feeling just a little smug. I’m the one who wraps up breadsticks at the restaurant to take home, slurps the last bit of soup from the bowl, cuts the soft spots out of an ...


    By Ensia

  • 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 ...

  • The Benefits of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide for Food Processing

    The Benefits of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide for Food Processing A blend of gases -- carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen -- help preserve packaged food by reducing the amount of oxygen inside the sealed package. Gas flushing or Modified Atmosphere Packaging, as the process is called, also reduces the amount of processing that food must undergo. This preserves the quality and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Worth the wait, not the waste (part 1)

    With a tip of the hat to great serial writers like Charles Dickens, we present our Christmas gift to you–a holiday tale of good solid waste management practices for celebrating the season. Here’s part one of, Worth the wait, not the waste! Wintertime dusk was beginning to settle all around the land where the big house sat. If the little boy and his little-bit-bigger sister had ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Adams foods boosts green performance with ENER-G - case study

    Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its factory in Staffordshire thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G. The 150kW CHP unit is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. Since full commissioning of the CHP system in June 2010 it has achieved carbon savings of 476 tonnes ...


    By ENER-G

  • Waste water treatment of USA companies with low-cost value

    Now day’s waste water grabs everyone’s attention, which must need to purify solution, by using different procedures. There are numbers of sewage solution companies are available in the USA. The industries are offers several tools to analyze the wastewater, and then purifying it. The beverage and food processing industries have unique challenges to providing advanced beverage and food ...

  • Facts and Consequences

    Jon Entine’s case is compelling, and his article raises a fundamental question that has been largely lost in the bisphenol A debate. The question is how to balance the need to feed the world by maintaining a safe food supply system with the desire to be cautious in protecting human health from chemical exposures that may pose harm. As outside counsel to the North American Metal Packaging ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Surprisingly fast payback time - Case Study

    Beck Pack is situated on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging for frozen goods, especially for the fish food industry. The packaging is used to store, for example frozen fish blocks which can be cut into fish fingers, and it must obey strict quality demands, in order to be used in food production. Every year the company receives ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Preparing the way for commercial organics recovery

    The Planning for a source-separated commercial organics program began in California's Santa Cruz County in 2001. Businesses were surveyed to determine if there was sufficient interest in separate collection of food, food-soiled paper and wax-coated cardboard to supply a collection route. Many restaurants, markets and residential facilities responded enthusiastically to the idea of collection and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GA2000 used for CO2 data logging in Japan case study

    Data logging The data logging function on Geotech's GA range of gas analysers is popular with research teams as users can take regular readings and data can be stored for several days. The data is captured regularly without researchers needing to be present, such as over a weekend or holiday. The Geotech product A project using the GA2000’s ...


    By Geotech

  • Environmental Beer Innovation

    Are Edible Pack Bindings the Solution? In 2016 the British population drank an average of 15,000 pints of beer every minute. Meanwhile in 2015, 63 billion gallons of beer was consumed in the USA, 50% of which was from a can. Whilst these statistics may have the beer companies and brewers smiling with glee, these are not good figures, ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Water Use and Reuse in Manufacturing

    Efficiency advances in wastewater reuse and desalination are bringing on-site treatment within reach of more manufacturing operations Three factors — climate, overuse, and pollution — are now propelling the manufacturing industry toward a sea change in its water use. Demand for fresh water is high and increasing. The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that the U.S.  ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • UNTHA staff spotlight

    Name: Andreas Senkbeil Job title: Waste specialist for the Asian Pacific market 1. What does your role entail? I am responsible for the company’s growth in the Eastern parts of the world. I spend my time travelling to countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, China and Australia, meeting engineering partners, clients ...

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