kitchen waste News

  • MK to combine kitchen and garden waste

    A new waste contract between Milton Keynes Council and environmental services provider Serco will see the introduction of a combined garden and food waste collection. Council cabinet member for environmental services Chris Williams said: “As part of this contract we will see in the summer 2009 the introduction of a combined garden and food waste collection to all homes in the city.” Serco ...

  • First WaterSense Labeled Product Available for Commercial Kitchens

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the first WaterSense specification for a commercial kitchen product. EPA estimates that approximately 51 billion gallons of water is used every year to rinse dishes by close to 1 million food service establishments in the country. Pre-rinse spray valves—which remove excess food waste from dishes prior to dishwashing—are now ...

  • Green waste fermentation

    Strict rules mean that manure and green waste cannot be used together to produce green electricity, concludes a report on 'Profitable fermentation - the future of biomass', published jointly by Courage, the Innovation Network (Innovatienetwerk), and the SIGN Foundation (innovation in greenhouse cultivation), three organisations which are working towards sustainable agriculture. According to the ...


  • Waste management - making a difference

    “Massive use – they make a huge difference” the comment made by Carol Dean, Business Development Manager, of the Swan brasserie at West Malling in Kent and of the Swan at the Globe Theatre at Bankside in Southwark.This comment was made in relation to Bottle Crushers and RMV Container Presses supplied to the Swan businesses by environmental and recycling specialist, Jarshire Limited. Kitchen staff ...


  • Wasting Water Also Wastes Money... But How Much?

    Wondering why the monthly water bill is so expensive... again? You don't have to look too far to find out. In fact, more than half of the water wasted comes directly from the bathroom. Mr. Rooter® ...


  • 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 ...

  • China's Household Waste Treatment Industry

    The waste treatment industry is a branch of environmental protection industry, which includes three subsectors, namely, industrial waste treatment, hazardous waste treatment and municipal household waste treatment. At present, the waste treatment infrastructure is in serious shortage, and the waste problem has become a main factor that restricts the development of urbanization. Although ...


  • Farmer caught tipping and burning waste

    A North Devon farmer has been ordered to pay £6,000 in fines and costs for failing to remove illegal waste from land at Chulmleigh. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. In June 2011 the Agency received a report of waste being tipped and burned on land at Huntacott Farm, Chulmleigh. Various wastes were found in a field at the site including soil, stone and construction rubble, ...

  • Zero Waste Challenge Returns to 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that it will continue the Zero Waste Challenge for the second year at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The initiative is aimed at controlling materials brought into the event and educating vendors and patrons about proper disposal of materials, so that eventually zero waste is sent to the landfill. In 2013, Waste Management’s goal is to ...


  • Zero Waste Challenge to Launch at 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Waste Management today announced that it will launch its Zero Waste Challenge  – an initiative aimed at educating vendors and patrons about proper disposal of waste, so that eventually zero waste is sent to the landfill – at the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open.  This year, Waste ...


  • Fowex waste food disposal unit for Antarctica

    Further endorsement of the efficiency and environmental benefits of the Fowex organic waste food disposal system comes with the news that Leighs Construction has specified it for inclusion in their upgrade to the kitchen and mess facilities at the award winning Hillary Field Centre at Arrival Heights in Antarctica. The renovation is part of an ongoing upgrade by Antarctica New Zealand of the ...


  • Reed waste as a new resource for renewable board material

    Wageningen UR will develop with Royal DSM, Compakboard and Natuurmonumenten, a renewable board material based on perennial reed from the society’s land. The ultimate goal of the four parties is to market a new, sustainable product: a board material made from reed with a biomass-based resin as binder which can be used as an alternative to wood, chipboard and MDF in the building and ...

  • Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving

    Before going to the supermarket to buy the turkey, assorted vegetables, fruit and cheese for Thanksgiving, many people will have to clear out refrigerator space to hold everything. That means throwing away a lot of uneaten food such as moldy tomatoes, withered lettuce, expired yogurt containers, and bowls of now unrecognizable leftovers. This once good, nourishing food cost money to buy. And, by ...

  • Small companies “clueless” about waste recycling regulations

    One year on from the introduction of the WEEE regulations, a survey has found that many smaller businesses are still unaware of the legislation. The poll by free environmental guidance website NetRegs revealed that only 12% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK - including just 10% in Scotland - could name the regulations. The 2006 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ...

  • 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 ...

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

    France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall ...


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  • UNEP Launches School Food Waste Competition

    Students get set to compete for thousands of dollars of prizes as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launches the Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge. The Think.Eat.Save Student Challenge aims to encourage secondary school and university students from around the world to uncover and understand - through the design and implementation of hands-on projects - how much food waste they are ...

  • EC launches debate on the management of bio-waste

    This week the European Commission presented a discussion paper on the management of bio-waste in the European Union. Bio-waste – biodegradable garden, kitchen and food waste – accounts for around one third of municipal waste and has major potential impacts on the environment. When disposed of in landfill sites, it emits methane – a powerful greenhouse gas which is 23 times more potent than carbon ...

  • High tech waste vacuum technology, a first for the UK

    For the first time in the UK rubbish can be transported through a system of underground vacuum pipes. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground. Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using this system for 30 years and the system is ...

  • 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 ...

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