organic food waste News

  • Pickles’ £250m Fund to Accept Organic and Food Waste

    Eric Pickles’ £250 million Weekly Collection Support Scheme will now accept organic and food waste. The announcement was made last Friday (February 3) by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Back in September 2010, Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar, Eric Pickles, unveiled the plans of a scheme to support councils who wish to introduce, retain or ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • Organic Waste Discharge

    A new ASTM subcommittee will develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Subcommittee D34.02 on Discharge of Organic Wastes into Sanitary Sewers is part of ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management. “Considering the need for low detection limits and measurements that would assure all of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

    Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge from New ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Reducing food loss and waste for a sustainable food future

    It is estimated that by 2050 we'll need to produce 60% more food to feed a projected global population of 9 billion people. Our ability to feed this many people while advancing the economic and social well-being of the over 1 billion who are already malnourished represents a serious global challenge. Yet today one out of every four calories of food produced is lost or wasted. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Examining advanced treatment of organic waste

    The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced a market study, supported by Ofwat, looking at the market for treatment of organic waste. The study will look at whether the market is working effectively to deliver the best outcomes for customers. The study will examine whether there are appropriate incentives in place for the efficient use of new and advanced technologies. Organic waste has ...

  • Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste

    This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse gas over 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. ...

  • EPA and USDA Join Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation’s First Goals to Reduce Wasted Food

    Today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the United States’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. As part of the effort, the federal government will lead a new partnership with charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, the private sector and local, state and ...

  • New Best Practices Guide Helps Food Industry Reduce Food Waste

    The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) has released an updated guide with practical steps and examples to help food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants cut food waste. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food waste diversion programs. Compiled by FWRA, a cross-sector industry initiative ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Recognizes Whole Foods Market in Marietta, Ga for Reducing Food Waste

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney recognized the Whole Foods Market Merchant Walk Marietta Store in Georgia for the store’s achievements in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. Whole Foods Market is the first store in the southeast to receive a regional award for Outstanding Achievement in Food Waste Prevention and Diversion. The Food ...

  • Waste Management Announces Expansion of Organics Recycling Services

    Acquisition of Garick enables Waste Management to expand organic recycling services and commercial and consumer organic products across North America HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced it has acquired a majority equity interest in Garick LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic lawn and garden products that will ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • UK initiative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill

    Encouraging technology that reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill is the driving force behind a consultation launched this week by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Environment Agency initiative. The Quality Protocol for the production and use of quality outputs from Anaerobic Digestion, could make it easier to turn ...

  • Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

    Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

  • 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 ...

  • Retailers take action to prevent food waste

    Retailers have committed to take voluntary action in waste prevention, particularly on food waste. At the Retail Forum in Brussels yesterday they confirmed their continued belief in the need to move to a resource efficient economy in spite of the challenging economic situation. Looking to the sustainability goals they had set themselves in key areas in precious years, such as selling more green ...

  • Reduce food waste and feed people, not landfills

    Imagine 37 million tons of food. Think of how many people that amount could feed, the money it cost to buy, and the resources needed to produce it. Then imagine almost every pound of that sitting in a landfill or incinerator instead of on someone’s dinner table. But it’s not an imaginary scenario: In 2013 alone, Americans threw out over 37 million tons—or 74 billion ...

  • Useful waste is a win-win for energy and food

    The future is increasingly bright for renewable energy, with the US aiming to cut the price of solar photovoltaics by 75%between 2010 and 2020. Denmark plans to obtain 50% of its energy from windjust five years from now. But one form ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...


  • Food waste a priority for Ireland, says EPA

    Food waste has been highlighted as a top priority in Ireland to ensure the country doesn’t miss EU diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste. Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency has published The National Waste Report 2007, stating food waste “is a priority”. Other progress indicators were that overall general waste generation had not increased from 2006. And, recycling rates had ...

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