rotting food waste Articles

  • 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’s Biggest Losers: The Environment and a Company’s Bottom Line

    In the food manufacturing and food processing industries, food waste is an enormous problem. In fact, it’s not unusual for each major processor and each major manufacturer to throw out at least 200 tons of product each month. That’s a lot of waste – and a lot of money. Consider this: each ton of food waste is worth about $500 – 750 depending on the ...

  • 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

  • A new Technology for Composting: Suction Aeration for Opening Composting Works

    Cost-efficient solution for smell emission reduction The enormous waste quantities that are produced day by day are one of the most difficult problems for the economy as such, for cities and communities and for private households. Storage capacities for waste are scarce everywhere. Therefore solutions of all kinds that reduce waste quantities or recycle waste materials to be reused in the ...

  • PyroPure - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria case study

    PyroPure trial report - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria By Sinergia Residuos S.L., PyroPure distributor in Spain January 12th - March 27th 2009 Introduction During January / February / March 2009 PyroPure was trialled at the Servicio Municipal de Limpieza in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Each week a different waste load was trialled with all ...


    By PyroPure Ltd.

  • Do you know everything you need to know about anaerobic digestion?

    If you haven’t heard about anaerobic digestion yet, this blog post is the perfect place to start, and if you have, then you will know that technology is an ideal way for businesses to recycle their waste and cut their carbon footprint. Anaerobic digestion is an innovative treatment and an ideal way for businesses in the agricultural and industrial sectors to recycle their waste and cut ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Napa valley recycler’s growth prompts move to new grinder: Tub grinder provides much-needed increase in productivity, opens doors for additional work

    Recycling professionals realize — indeed they sometimes count on the fact — that very little in the industry stays the same. Customers come and go. Markets develop or dry up. Prices fluctuate, often wildly. The consummate recycling professional with an eye on success is one who can anticipate these changes to the best of his or her ability and then react accordingly. For Bob Pestoni, that has ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods than in situ treatment, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to homogenize, screen, and continuously mix the soil. However, ex situ treatment requires excavation of soils, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and ...

  • Coir Logs - A proven way to prevent soil erosion

    The importance of soil was emphasised by The great Indian guru, Mahathma Gandhi, who said that ‘to forget how to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’. The Mahatma made this emphatic statement in order to stress the importance of soil. Soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas — but there’s a lot we can do about it. At Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt., the black-and-white dairy cows are used to the routine. In what looks like a choreographed dance, 1,400 milk cows delicately step over the scrapers that run along the concrete floors and collect their ...


    By Ensia

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