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  • 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, ...

  • A Fuel Cell that runs on food scraps and sewage

    The sun doesn’t shine all the time, but you’re always going to generate waste. That, in part, is the premise behind Seab Energy, a startup from the UK that has built and begun to sell a modular digester that converts organic materials like day-old club sandwiches, spoiled mayonnaise and sewage into heat and power. (We met at the ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • How Much Are Your Food Scraps Worth?

    SEaB Energy has launched its new generation Flexibuster micro power plants that convert food scraps into valuable energy, with guest of honour, Caroline Nokes MP, Member of Parliament for Romsey and Southampton North, opening the site on the 10th April 2015. SEaB Energy’s new Flexibuster – the first model built in co-operation with UK manufacturing partner, G3 Systems – marks a ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • NYC aims to require composting of food scraps

    Legions of apartment dwellers will soon be asked - and may eventually be ordered - to start collecting food scraps for composting, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest bid to make the Big Apple greener. After launching a test program recently in 3,500 Staten Island homes and some Manhattan apartment buildings, city officials said Monday they planned to expand it to 100,000 houses and high-rise ...


    By Associated Press

  • Earth Day 2013: Pledge To Prevent Food Waste: Acts Of Green Are Easier With GREEN CYCLER, A New Line Of Food Scrap Recycling Appliances By Ecotonix

    Launching in time for Earth Day 2013, GREEN CYCLER joins the worldwide call to action on the problem of food waste. Invented to improve food scrap recovery while significantly improving home composting results, GREEN CYCLER's are now available to consumers nationwide. GREEN CYCLER is the first-ever food scrap shredder and recycling system--a new class of kitchen appliance that brings ...


    By PRWeb

  • Electricity From Food Scraps and Manure: State's 1st Biogas Facility to Go Online Tuesday

    The first of five farm-based biogas plants that convert manure and food scraps into electricity for hundreds of homes will be dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 31st at the Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland. Governor Deval Patrick will join local farmers and other project partners to officially open the plant that helps solve several problems for the state's dairy industry: it will ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hey, Doc! Sewage, Beer and Food Scraps Can Power Chevrolet’s Bi-fuel Impala

    Trash to fuel, the stuff of the 1980s sci-fi comedy movie trilogy “Back to the Future,” is now a reality. The 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala – not a tricked-out DeLorean – really can run on leftovers, table scraps and, oh, yeah, grains from brewing beer. Cleveland-based quasar energy group uses organic waste to produce a renewable energy source known as biogas, which ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • Coalition scraps ‘pay-as-you-throw’ recycling scheme

    Plans for local authorities to introduce a ‘pay-as-you-throw’ recycling scheme were informally scrapped by the Government today, following a decision not to approve any pilot schemes trialling the measure. Pay-as-you-throw was introduced in the Climate Change Act, and would have allowed local authorities to charge households who generated more than a certain amount of waste. ...

  • Join the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) Today!

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has developed the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) to quantify both food waste and related wastes (eg. recyclables, to landfill) generated in cafeterias at K-12 schools nationally. This project was created in response to recent legislation passed to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills. Roughly 40% of ...

  • EPA Honors Disneyland Resort for Achievements in Food Recovery

    Disneyland Resort was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2014 Food Recovery Challenge award for its zero waste efforts, and the highest percent increase in food recovery of any theme park in the nation. “Disneyland is a model for food recovery efforts,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Disney ...

  • Love Food Hate Waste welcomes celebrity ambassadors

    Love Food Hate Waste today announces a team of five celebrity ambassadors hungry to support the nationwide campaign in halving avoidable household food waste by 2025. Actress and director Sunetra Sarker joins celebrity chefs Rachael Khoo, James Strawbridge, Richard Fox and Shane Jordan in helping the LFHW team raise awareness to tackle the 4.2 million tonnes of good food and drink wasted every ...

  • New England Institutions Recognized for Diverting Food Waste

    Four New England organizations were among only 14 organizations honored nationally by EPA for their success in keeping wasted food out of landfills. EPA is also issuing “Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates” to 24 organizations in all six New England states. Americans throw out more food than any other type of waste. In 2013, 37 million tons of food waste were ...

  • Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season

    Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love. But in the days that follow, who hasn't felt a slight twinge of guilt at the food we scrape into the bin or the old gadgets that are now going to gather dust in the cupboard or end up on the scrapheap? Don't worry, though, for there are ...

  • EPA Recognizes Ahold USA and GIANT Food Stores for Hunger Relief and Food Recovery Accomplishments

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Ahold USA the parent company of GIANT Food Stores and three other grocery banners for outstanding contributions to EPA's s Food Recovery Challenge. The Food Recovery Challenge encourages organizations to donate and divert as much of their excess food as possible. Organizations that join EPA's challenge find that they not only save money, ...

  • New England Organizations Step Up for EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge and Help to Reduce Food Waste

    Twelve New England organizations have backed a national effort led by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on the nearly 35 million tons of food wasted in the United States each year. This EPA initiative encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to prevent food waste by donating or recycling food. Among the groups endorsing EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, are ...

  • EPA Announces Regional Food Recovery Challenge Awards on America Recycles Day

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes regional office is marking America Recycles Day with the announcement of six Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Awards. Through the Food Recovery Challenge, EPA encourages organizations to donate food and recycle food scraps to reduce waste, feed the needy and save money. "These sports stadiums and universities -- in Illinois, Michigan, ...

  • Seven New England Colleges and Universities Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts

    Seven College and Universities were recently honored by EPA with Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Awards. EPA recognized the following educational institutions for significantly cutting food waste below previous years’ levels: Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Clark University in Worcester, Mass. Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, ...

  • Cedar Grove Composting Unveils Food Waste Digester Plans

    Cedar Grove innovates technology to turn food waste into energy. SEATTLE - Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process.  The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable ...


    By Cedar Grove Composting

  • 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 ...


  • 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

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