food by-product recycling News

  • Recycling food scraps into gardens

    Each weekday, food scraps are collected from the Maryland Food Distribution Authority in Jessup, Md., and from small local food service and marketing establishments. Materials that do not contain metal, glass, or plastic are trucked to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Beltsville, Md. There, they are mixed with woodchips, ...

  • Sita trials commercial food waste recycling scheme

    Sita has launched a trial commercial food waste collection and recycling scheme in South London. The new initiative, which began this week, collects food waste from businesses around Croydon and Wimbledon using a special vehicle with dual compartments for glass and food waste. Food waste from businesses is collected in biodegradable ‘kitchen caddy’ sized bags, which are then sealed. The multiple ...

  • 74% of consumers prefer glass packaging for food products

    Consumers rate glass as their top packaging material for food and beverage products, a recent survey has found. The survey carried out by the Federation of European Glass showed that a whopping 74 per cent of the 6,200 households across 12 European countries involved favoured glass packaged products over other materials. Furthermore, nine out of ten people knew glass ...

  • Food Prices Merrier as Biodiesel Production Grows

    As Americans set the table for another holiday meal this year, they are paying less for it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Price Outlook. The Consumer Price Index for grocery store items is 2.3 percent lower than the last year, all while biodiesel production is higher than ever. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Recycled Energy Development Acquires CHP Projects at Dean Foods Facilities

    Recycled Energy Development (RED) announced today the acquisition of combined heat and power (CHP) projects located at Dean Foods’ facilities in City of Industry, Calif., and Franklin, Mass. Each project will produce approximately 2.0 megawatts of electricity and 4.5 MMBtu/hr of thermal energy from clean natural gas. The CHP systems will provide clean, ...

  • Specialist food recycler SugaRich recognised as one of UK’s most inspiring companies

    Specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich has earned a place on The London Stock Exchange’s esteemed ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ list. This landmark project sought to identify SMEs that have the potential to transform the UK’s economic landscape, as it looks to recovery. Recognising the on-going growth of this niche business, the LSE has included SugaRich ...


    By SugaRich

  • GaiaRecycle Features Onsite Food Waste Recycling Solutions at WASTECON 2011

    GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit in the Organics Pavilion (Booth 881) at the WASTECON 2011 show, Aug. 23-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville. GaiaRecycle will display one of its stainless steel modular recycling systems to highlight the ...


  • EPA recognizes the borough of state college for curbside food recycling

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marked the beginning of Earth Week by recognizing State College Borough for its curbside food recycling program. State College is the only town in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that is conducting curbside food waste collection for composting. The program began as a pilot and is slated to go borough-wide in 2013. During the ceremony today at State ...

  • Food waste collection trial helps send recycling rates soaring in Belfast

    A pilot scheme to collect food waste from 7,000 Belfast homes has proved so successful it could be extended to other parts of the city. More than 40 tonnes – the equivalent of around eight African elephants – has been collected by Belfast City Council since they introduced the trial collection service in July. But while the pilot has been hailed a massive success, helping to boost recycling ...


    By Belfast City Council

  • EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus on reducing food waste, the largest single material ...

  • DSNY Expands Curbside Food And Yard Waste Recycling Collection

    The New York City Department of Sanitation is again expanding the NYC Organics voluntary curbside food and yard waste recycling program, adding additional neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens this fall. The program offers New Yorkers an easy way to recycle their organic waste, including food, food-soiled paper, and yard debris. “Organic materials make up about a third of our trash. When you ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • M&S `closes the loop` with food-grade recycled plastic

    For the first time, Marks & Spencer  this week will sell food packaged with plastic recycled in Britain. The retailer has worked with plastic recycling plant Closed Loop Recycling and packaging supplier Reynolds to supply it with food-grade recycled plastic. M&S’ salad boxes are the final step ...

  • GaiaRecycle Introduces Small-Volume Onsite Food Waste Recycling System

    Designed for Elementary Schools and Small Restaurants PALO ALTO, CA – GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the new G-30H modular model to address the food waste processing needs typically found in small restaurants and elementary schools. The GaiaRecycle G-30H system, featuring 66 lbs per day ...


  • Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling is renaming its Product Portfolio

    Global sensor-based sorting system manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Recycling is renaming its product portfolio as the business completes its rebranding process. Formerly known as TITECH, the business started to rebrand in February 2012 to align with its parent company, Norway-based TOMRA Systems ASA. The final step in TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s rebranding process is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Bokashicycle Launches New Product to Reduce Food Waste Disposal Expenses

    Bokashicycle, LLC, announced this week the release of a new food waste pulverizing machine that can be used almost anywhere to shred, rip, bruise and pulverize food waste. First, it compacts the food and then it delivers it to a 55-gallon barrel or equivalent container.  Food waste recycling immediately translates into significant savings for ...


    By Bokashicycle LLC

  • Three Boston-area Businesses Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day

    A collection of state and federal environmental agencies, along with private businesses, joined the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park yesterday at a forum to promote composting and recycling. Businesses that are part of the Massachusetts WasteWise program attended the forum at Fenway Park that recognized three organizations that have excelled in their efforts to reduce food waste in their operations. ...

  • Two degrees Food(TM) feeds a hungry child with every product sold

    Two Degrees Food™ officially launched today as the first one-for-one food company designed to fight childhood hunger with the debut of its all-natural Two Degrees nutrition bars. For every Two Degrees nutrition bar sold, a medically-formulated nutrition pack is given to a malnourished child in Africa. With the launch of Two Degrees nutrition bars, everyday consumers can make a difference in ...

  • Hormel Foods Awarded Prestigious LEED(R) gold for new production facility

    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced its Progressive Processing LLC production facility (Dubuque, Iowa) was awarded LEED Gold. Progressive Processing is one of the first manufacturing plants to be a LEED-certified project at any level. "We are very proud of the fact that Progressive Processing is LEED Gold certified, which sets a new standard for the food industry," said Jeffrey ...

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