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  • Recycle Track Systems (RTS) is bringing technological innovation and a shared sustainability vision to the waste removal process at Juice Press

    Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a waste and recycling technology company headquartered in New York City, is proud to announce a new partnership with Juice Press –  the East Coast's fastest growing organic food and beverage retailer. Leveraging its proprietary technology, RTS is disrupting the waste and recycling industry by reducing costs, diverting more waste ...


    By Recycle Track Systems (RTS)

  • Monitoring food loss and waste essential to hunger fight

    Keeping track of the enormity and nature of food loss and waste is essential to reducing the problem and to speeding efforts to eliminate hunger globally, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen. "FAO estimates that each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion Success for a UK Food Waste Plant

    KIRK ENVIRONMENTAL, part of KIRK GROUP, was awarded a contract back in 2008 for one of the first commercial biogas plants in the UK which was the start of a 6 year relationship with the customer and two extensions to the initial plant. ...

  • New EU-project starts to reduce food waste across Europe

    16 September marked the start of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project "Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain" (REFRESH). 26 partners from 12 European countries and China will work towards the project's goal to contribute towards the objectives of reducing food waste across Europe by 30% by 2025, reducing waste management costs, and maximizing the value from unavoidable food ...

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the 'criminal path' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EMC, EDF and InnoCentive Announce Winners of Eco-Challenge to Improve Tracking of E-Waste

     InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, EMC Corporation, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced the ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • How the grocery supply chain can save £millions from tackling food waste

    New research from food waste prevention experts, WRAP, estimates that 1.9 million tonnes* of food is wasted in the UK grocery supply chain every year. However, 0.7 million tonnes of material, which could have become waste, is either being redistributed to people (47,000 tonnes; the equivalent of 90 million meals a year) or diverted to animal feed. Looking ahead, action to increase prevention ...

  • Hormel foods announces environmental sustainability progress

    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced results of environmental sustainability projects it has implemented at its U.S. manufacturing facilities as part of the company's ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental impact. 'We are making significant progress toward achieving the environmental sustainability goals we have outlined in our annual corporate responsibility report,' said ...

  • Taste the Waste of Water

    The short documentary ‘Taste the Waste of Water’ was launched today at the World Water Week to highlight the issue of water and food waste. The film is produced by the award-winning filmmaker Valentin Thurn, Schnittstelle, THURN GbR, Germany in collaboration ...

  • Torqing sense for process plant control

    Plant monitoring and control is particularly vital in the continuous process industries, where multiple machines must act in harmony day after day and failure of a single machine can lead to massive consequential losses of production. With most machines driven through a rotating shaft, torque monitoring can identify problems before they become critical. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology considers ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • 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, ...

  • Track your carbon footprint by using your mobile phone: new application by EU scientists

    mobGAS©® is a new mobile phone application available in 21 European languages that allows users to see how their daily choices impact on climate change. This smart technology, developed by scientists working at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, allows users to see the implications of the choices they make every day, in terms of the three major greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, ...

  • New Report Details Growth of Sustainable Hospital Food Service Programs

    Health care food service programs are rapidly becoming more sustainable, following a conscious decision to provide fresher, more sustainable foods to benefit patients and the planet. A detailed accounting of these advances can be found in the 2011 Menu of Change report, published by the ...


  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • EPA changes chemical risk assessment process

    The US EPA says it is expanding the process for recommending that a chemical be assessed for risk of harm to human health or the environment, 'to increase its transparency and efficiency.' But the senator who heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee says the changes really put the risk assessment process directly under the control of the White House. 'In my judgment, these changes ...

  • PHOENIX Process Equipment Co Announces Expanded Belt Filter Press Line

    PHOENIX Process Equipment Co., of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced an expanded line of Model WX Belt Filter Presses. The Model WX is available in several different configurations, each suited to the specific application. Many of its design features were selected particularly for rugged mining and aggregate installations. The basic configuration includes a fully welded mainframe, ...

  • EPA welcomes bates college, UNH and Keene state college into the food recovery challenge

    Several New Hampshire organizations and one in Maine who are trying to take some of the food waste out of our region’s landfills were recognized at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association’s two-day conference on recycling last week in Manchester, New Hampshire. During the 31st Annual Northeast Recycling Conference, EPA focused on these New Hampshire restaurants, schools and ...

  • Interserve appoints Severnside to Defra Waste Management

    Severnside Recycling has been appointed by Interserve Plc to handle the waste from 157 Defra sites nationwide in the UK. Defra operates a diverse portfolio of facilities from general offices through to specialist laboratories and large estates and Severnside will be developing bespoke solutions to handle the different waste streams generated in the most sustainable way. This will involve ...

  • Walmart cuts 80 percent of waste destined for landfills

    Walmart reported today that it has eliminated more than 80 percent of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California. The company's comprehensive waste reduction program that produced these results is now being implemented across Walmart's 4,400 stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers in the U.S., moving it closer to its global goal of creating zero waste. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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