food waste recycling News

  • 80,000 Oldham homes recycle food waste

    Oldham residents are recycling food waste thanks to a £400,000 contract with Straight. The recycling and services group has completed the agreement with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to supply 80,000 homes with kitchen caddies, which are to facilitate the collection of food waste from homes. Straight has also supplied the council with 23 litre kerbside ...

  • Market traders recycle food waste at the farm

    Market traders in Newham are providing food for nearby farm animals as part of a new recycling initiative. Stallholders at Queen’s Market, Upton Park are being encouraged by Newham Council to donate produce past its best to pigs, horses, goats and chickens in a bid to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. This low-carbon move forms part of the council’s plans to save 375 tonnes from ...

  • PDM Group wins food waste recycling contract

    Food waste recycler PDM Group has won a contract with commercial caterer BaxterStorey and real estate investment trust Land Securities. London-based Land Securities wanted to ensure that food waste from its canteen did not go to landfill. So its catering provider BaxterStorey joined forces with PDM to collect the waste produced from food preparation and left-overs on a weekly basis. Once the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Food waste recycling is as important as ingredients says survey

    Almost 80 per cent of people believe that where food waste ends up is as important as where ingredients come from when they dine out, according to new research. A survey commissioned by commercial food waste collection and recycling provider Cawleys, found that for 78 per cent of people waste was as important as food quality when eating out. Additionally, ...

  • Tidy Planet Cummins Finalist

    Tidy Planet Ltd submitted their ingenious idea after Cummins, the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world, called on innovators of all sizes to come forward with sustainable innovations to help Cummins achieve their Environmental targets in the UK. The Cummins Environmental Gateway, launched in partnership with Marcela Navarro, CEO of Business Cubed (formerly ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Supermarket giant turns food waste into pet food

    Food waste from a retail giant is to be turned into pet food to stop waste going to landfill as Sainsbury’s stores in Northern Ireland work to become the first in the UK to stop food waste going to landfill. The retailer hopes to divert more than 1,200 tonnes of food waste per year away from landfill. This move is the first step in a commitment announced last month by the supermarket to end the ...

  • Construction at 2 MW Food Waste to Energy Recycling Plant complete

    The newly built 45,000 tonne per year facility is now being commissioned, with the first electricity generation from food waste expected at the end of July. Tamar explained that it is working with waste management parties to secure feedstock for the facility. The facility is expected to generate 2 MW of renewable energy from waste as well as produce nutrient-rich biofertiliser, for which a ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recycling

    Work kicked off on the new action plan for food waste recycling last week, when key players from across the industry got together for the inaugural meeting in Birmingham; initiated by resource efficiency experts WRAP and chaired by waste and resources specialist, Ray Georgeson. Together the group will shape and deliver the plan; working to identify tangible, industry led actions to maximise the ...

  • 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, ...

  • EPA Focuses on Food Waste for 15th Annual America Recycles Day

    Today on the 15th annual America Recycles Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewed its commitment to helping Americans reduce wasted food by working with grocers, universities, stadiums and other venues through its Sustainable Materials Management Food Recovery Challenge. According to EPA estimates, food is now the single largest type of waste going to our municipal landfills and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Government to focus on reducing food waste

    Reducing, re-using and reprocessing food waste to divert from landfill is a key goal in the Government’s 20-year food strategy – Food 2030. The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to store and use food effectively. The use of surplus ...

  • Scottish government tackles food waste

    The Scottish Government is to focus on cutting down on the amount of household food waste in the latest phase of its Go Greener campaign. The Go Greener campaign will use media advertising to show that the average family could save up to £410 each year by making use of food that would otherwise have been thrown away. Nearly £9 million worth of food is thrown out by Scottish households every year. ...

  • Tesco says BOGOFL to food waste

    Retail giant Tesco has launched the first of its new “Buy One Get One Free Later” deals to help cut down on food waste. Over the next two weeks customers choosing pineapple, melon, salad and lettuce offers can claim their free product on the same day or pick one up the following week. It will only be valid for “short-code life-perishable products”. This means ...

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