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  • 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 ...

  • Vertal inc will attend the 2012 Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference on Nov 12-13, 2012

    The Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference is a professional symposium designed for attendees in both the public and private sector working in the fields of composting and organics recycling. During the 1.5 day conference, attendees will gain new insights to create successful food waste diversion programs in both residential and commercial settings. We will explore a diverse array of organics ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Innovative composting system halves waste reduction time

    Independent composting firm Greenview Environmental is opening the first of four cutting edge ‘organic refineries’ next month. Using an in-vessel aeration system developed by Greenview Environmental founder John Jardine, the refinery will start production on 1 July in Corby. The IVAS composting technology reduces kerb-collected municipal and commercial organic waste to soil improver in just six ...

  • Problem Solving Bulk Reduction

    Mono Pumps successful partnership with organic waste disposal company Tanks & Vessels Ltd has built on the success of a pilot aerobic digestion plant in the UK to secure their first commercial order, now up and running in East Lincolnshire. The plant, built by Tanks and Vessels, processes food and vegetable waste with the help of Mono’s progressing cavity pumps and Munchers. The organic ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • World Food Day: Reggae, Food, and Water

    For those of us who were teenagers in the 1980s, it is difficult not to remember the famous Live record released in 1983 by the reggae band UB40. Almost 30 years later I am still listening to their sound. As we mark World Food Day on October 16, I am reminded of one of the songs in that album, Food for Thought. In fact, I ...


    By The World Bank

  • Using Dry Anaerobic Digestion to Break Down Food Waste

    The United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has a goal of 50% reduction in food waste to landfill by 2030. This means that of the 53 million tons of food waste disposed of in landfills, 26.5 million tons must be diverted. Compost and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) together process 2.7 million tons/year food waste – and most of composted tonnage is yard waste. This means that food ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Del Monte Foods Selects Locus Technologies Software for Energy and Sustainability Management

    One of the nation's largest food companies has joined with a Silicon Valley innovator to advance its position as a leader in sustainable energy and environmental resource management. Locus Technologies today announced that Del Monte Foods has selected Locus Technologies' award-winning ePortal™ platform to provide a comprehensive, integrated system for monitoring and managing its energy use, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of August has 50 recognized holidays and national observances surrounding food, including National S'mores Day, National Lemonade Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich day. Despite all of the attention devoted to celebrating America's favorite foods, billions of pounds of food are ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • Penton’s WasteExpo 2016 explores a future without food waste

    Penton’s WasteExpo, North America's largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, today officially announced it will host the Food Recovery Forum, a special two-day event centered on this booming industry. The conference program was developed in collaboration with Dr. Stuart Buckner, former Executive Director of the U.S. Composting Council. WasteExpo is scheduled to take place ...


    By Penton

  • GaiaRecycle Releases Results of Food Waste Pilot Project at Wake Forest University

    Study Validates the Efficiency of GaiaRecycle System for Processing Onsite Organic Food Waste and Use in Composting. GaiaRecycle™, LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating ...


  • Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

    During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan to increase our energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Secretary Moniz ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Food versus Fuel - The Debate Continues

    During the recently concluded World Water Week Conference in Stockholm, Paul Bulcke (pictured above), President and CEO of Nestlé, the world's largest food company, voiced his company's concerns regarding the continuing use of food crops for biofuel production. "No to Food for Fuel," is the company's policy stance, one that other large ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Capturing carbon dioxide to grow food

    Delta, British Columbia-based ProSelect Gas Treating Inc. has unveiled a new carbon capture system for the greenhouse industry. The GC6 Carbon Capture System has the ability to harness carbon dioxide (CO2) from biomass combustion emissions and convert it into fertilizer to grow greenhouse crops. This $5 million Canadian-made innovation gives greenhouse growers access to a more sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food, Glorious Food! The World´s Most Comprehensive Water Footprint Food Calculator Launched By Sustain

    The UK’s most comprehensive water footprint food calculator has been developed by Sustain’s scientists: precise ingredients of any meal, plus country of origin gives the most accurate reading to date of a meal’s water footprint A brand new food calculator that gives a comprehensive water footprint of a full meal has been developed by scientists at Sustain as part of the World ...


    By RealWire

  • World experts discuss new technologies in waste recycling at Eco Asia Conference

    Wrapping paper, disposable tableware, leftovers… an enormous amount of municipal waste is produced every day. Environmental protection and waste reduction have become a global issue. With the theme “Waste Management and Recycling”, yesterday’s Eco Asia Conference, held during the 8th Eco Expo Asia, saw participants engaged in a green dialogue exploring new solutions for ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Eco-Solids international make encouraging start with VALORGAS programme’s food waste-to-energy tests

    The €3.5M, 42-month R&D programme, which is led by the University of Southampton, is examining potential for biogas production when pre-treating food waste for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) feedstock – and early laboratory results are also highlighting the emerging potential importance of ammonia removal. Chris Newman, Eco-Solids Manager, Sales & Business Development, said: ...


    By Ecosolids International Ltd

  • 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. ...

  • Sony Achieves Over 30% Reduction in Global CO2 Emissions

    Announces achievement of targets set in its "Green Management 2010" mid-term environmental planSony Corporation ("Sony" or the "Company") today announced that it has achieved and/or exceeded the majority of the targets set out in its "Green Management 2010" ("GM2010") mid-term environmental plan, including an over 30% reduction in global CO2 emissions across its business sites compared with ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

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