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  • Measurement, Motivations And Opportunities To Waste Less Food

    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 ...

    Ashley Zanolli

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the ...

    Ashley Cabrera

  • Anaerobic Digest

    Anaerobic Digest

    Washington, DC: NOSB Considers Digestate Use Petition The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to consider a petition from Cenergy USA, the makers of Magic Dirt™, to allow use of ...

  • South Carolina Convention Center Tackles Food Waste

    South Carolina Convention Center Tackles Food Waste

    Chef assists clients with accurate food ordering. Surplus is donated, and scraps are diverted to a composting facility. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, with the help of its chef, Tommy Kasperski (second from right) and Atlas ...

    Katrina Mendrey

  • Deeper Dive Into Zero Waste

    Deeper Dive Into Zero Waste

    Credential and certification programs are available to universities and businesses to guide initiatives and achieve a minimum of 90 percent diversion. Zero Waste training at Arizona State University includes sorts of the trash, recycling and ...

    Sarah Stanley

  • On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment

    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 ...

    Nora Goldstein;Charlotte Dreizen

  • Food Recovery Innovators

    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 ...

    Nora Goldstein

  • What’s Your “Big Mac”?

    What’s Your “Big Mac”?

    Compost marketing entrepreneur grew a company that today uses over a million cubic yards of compost annually. Palletizable Filtrexx Soxx™ that did not slide when stacked on pallets allowed rapid advancement of palletization, which led to ...

    Nora Goldstein

  • Calculating Economic Impact Of Commercial Organics Ban

    Calculating Economic Impact Of Commercial Organics Ban

    Quantitative and qualitative analysis conducted in Massachusetts indicates growth in employment and revenues after implementation of the commercial organics waste ban. Reducing disposal of food materials, and driving food to higher and better uses, ...

    John Fischer;Elizabeth Johnston

  • Particle Size Reduction Strategies

    Particle Size Reduction Strategies

    Grinding strategies are driven by business priorities, feedstock types and quantities, compost mix ratios, product markets, sales seasonality and the weather. Particle size reduction is an important organic materials handling step that enhances the ...

    Craig Coker

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet ...

  • Editorial: The Business Case

    Editorial: The Business Case

    How do organics recyclers measure success? That is one question we are exploring in preparation for the Opening Plenary — The Business Case For Organics Recycling — at BioCycle EAST COAST17, April 4-7, 2017 in Ellicott City, Maryland, ...

    Nora Goldstein

  • Big Apple goes big on organics recycling

    Big Apple goes big on organics recycling

    NYC Will Have Largest Organic Waste Curbside Collection Program in Nation “DSNY’s Expansion of Food Scraps and Yard Waste Collection in Queens Makes Program Available to More Than 961,000 Residents” So read the headline of a ...

    Nora Goldstein

  • Bike Powered Food Scraps Collection

    Bike Powered Food Scraps Collection

    ReSoil Sacramento uses volunteer bike riders for food scraps collection from commercial generators. Food scrap collection services have been starting up all over the country, providing an opportunity for residential and commercial customers to ...

    Virginia Streeter;Brenda Platt

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of ...

    Craig Coker

  • Connections: Toasty Toes

    Connections: Toasty Toes

    After 14 years of living on a houseboat we have now moved into an apartment in a private home. There are many wonderful things about this apartment - the lack of dry rot and any concerns about the wind direction are two of them. Perhaps my favorite ...

    Sally Brown

  • University Campus Restoration Earns SITES Certification

    University Campus Restoration Earns SITES Certification

    Project is designed to mimic the function of natural desert riparian corridors using native soils, rocks and vegetation to slow and cleanse storm water. The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) Campus Transformation Project (CTP) was ...

    Sarah Buente

  • Editorial: Full Steam Ahead

    Editorial: Full Steam Ahead

    As 2016 comes to a close, let’s step back and assess the “State of the BioCycle Community.” It’s useful to filter our assessment through the lens of BioCycle founder Jerome (Jerry) Goldstein, who wrote the following in ...

    Nora Goldstein

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    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 ...

    Emily Broad Leib;Christina Rice;Jill Mahoney

  • Residential SSO To High Solids Anaerobic Digestion

    Residential SSO To High Solids Anaerobic Digestion

    Source separated organics, including kitchen and garden waste, are processed in a dry AD plant. Resulting biomethane is injected into an adjacent natural gas pipeline. Winterthur, a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland, has the ...

    Craig Coker