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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Wanted: partners with organic waste flows for PPP project

    Organic waste flows, varying from compost to feather meal, can be recycled and used in the arable and greenhouse horticulture sectors to improve soil quality. But which criteria must this material meet? What are the requirements in terms of the composition of organic material? And how can you improve the quality of residual waste? Wageningen UR is looking for companies with organic waste flows ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Renewable Energy Created from Food Waste

    Cranfield’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will support the UK’s contribution to the European Union target of 20% of energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020. Sir Peter Gregson, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield said: “We are delighted to officially open the Anaerobic Digester plant. This celebration reflects our desire to work closely with business, ...


    By Cranfield University

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Recognizes Dallas Stars for Reducing Food Waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League for the team’s achievements in reducing food waste. The Stars participated in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, which encourages organizations and businesses to save money, help communities, and protect the environment by preventing and reducing food waste. “The Dallas ...

  • OPINION: in a world of abundance, food waste is a crime

    What does the U.S. have in common with countries in sub-Saharan Africa? Both waste large, obscene amounts of food. Better knowledge and technology would reduce food waste, deter environmental damage and, especially in that region of the African continent, reduce the number of people who go hungry each day. In sub-Saharan Africa, at least 265 million people are hungry, heightening the travesty of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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