Food Waste Recycling News

  • Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

      Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days. Are biodegradable, compostable and bio-plastics really a better environmental solution? Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, offers his opinion.   ...


    By Axion Group

  • Online Community of Experts helps tackle food waste in Europe

    A new digital network has been launched to encourage collaboration and bring together expertise from across Europe and beyond in a focussed response to the global issue of food waste. The Community of Experts (CoE) aims to help drive action at every level of the supply chain by empowering individuals, organisations and nations through the sharing of skills, knowledge and resources needed to act ...

  • BioCycle, EPA Workshop: Food System Data Tools, Food Loss And Waste Strategies

    ganized by BioCycle and U.S. EPA Region 3, the workshop will use mapping tools and GIS data to set the foundation for analyzing wasted food reduction opportunities and solutions. A specified geographic area in the Mid-Atlantic region (Prince George’s County, Maryland) has been selected for the workshop exercises. Attendees will use actual wasted food data and environmental, social and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • First Food delivery trucks powered by food waste

    Within five years after sending their food waste to digesters instead of to landfill, the supermarket chain Waitrose in the UK has her trucks drive on clean and fossil free fuel, made from that same waste. CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) comes from a process of anaerobic digestion, which captures biomethane from the food waste. The biomethane is then compressed to be Bio-CNG for trucks. ...

  • More to shelf life than meets the eye

    Food waste is a key topic for many food manufacturers and retailers, with the UK being one of the biggest offenders for unnecessary food waste. Shelf life being a critical consideration for the food processing industry. The industry has implemented many techniques including food preservation with use of salt, heat, freezing, vacuum packed food items as well as food waste projects including ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • Massachusetts’ Food Waste Reduction Initiative Creates 900 Jobs, $175 Million Of Economic Activity

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today issued a report, which found that the Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Ban has created more than 900 jobs and stimulated $175 million in economic activity across the Commonwealth during the first two years ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biogen Food Waste AD Plant, St Asaph

    Biogen provides an integrated food waste management solution for supermarkets, caterers, pubs, hotels, food manufacturers and local authorities across the UK. The plant in Waen, St Asaph processes waste from a variety of county’s such as Conwy, Swansea, Denbighshire and Flintshire. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant processes 22,500 tonnes of food ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • ´Clearing the Air´ News Round Up: USDA Invests in Clean Water Infrastructure; Food Waste Disposal Issues; and Asphalt Paving Mistakes

    Welcome to the “Clearing the Air” News Round Up post from OMI Industries. We have compiled the latest industrial odor control news stories for your reference, arming you with the right information to keep your facilities odor-free. If you have any news that you would like our team to cover, please fill out our contact form and we will ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Join the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) Today!

    The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has developed the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) to quantify both food waste and related wastes (eg. recyclables, to landfill) generated in cafeterias at K-12 schools nationally. This project was created in response to recent legislation passed to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills. Roughly 40% of ...

  • Kanyon Shopping Mall in Istanbul installed a Big Hanna

    Kanyon Shopping Mall is a multi-purpose complex located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the Levent business district of Istanbul, Turkey. It houses 160 stores as well as an office- and a residential block. During 2016 Kanyon celebrate it´s 10th anniversary and decided to meet the future with a more sustainable waste management. They ...


    By Susteco AB

  • First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

    A partnership of leading international organizations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit in Copenhagen. The FLW Standard is the first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report ...

  • How the grocery supply chain can save £millions from tackling food waste

    New research from food waste prevention experts, WRAP, estimates that 1.9 million tonnes* of food is wasted in the UK grocery supply chain every year. However, 0.7 million tonnes of material, which could have become waste, is either being redistributed to people (47,000 tonnes; the equivalent of 90 million meals a year) or diverted to animal feed. Looking ahead, action to increase prevention ...

  • First BIDOX installation in China in production

    The first BIDOX® installation in China is currently in production. This BIDOX® unit will desulphurize an amount of 350 Nm³ biogas per hour. The biogas orginates from a food waste treatment installation and contains hydrogen sulphide (H₂S) in a concentrations range of ca. 1.500 ppm. The biological desulphurization will result in the H₂S removal to levels of ca. 50 ppm. The ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change

    About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the first time provides comprehensive food loss projections for countries around the world while also calculating the associated emissions. Currently, one third of global food production ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 Informa PLC

  • Anaerobic Digestion industry urges politicians to follow Parliament’s food waste practices

    In response to a Parliamentary question last month, a representative for the House of Commons Commission, Tom Brake stated “All catering food waste segregated at the kitchens and food preparation areas is recovered offsite by means of anaerobic digestion to produce methane fuel and fertiliser. No catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.” Brake’s statement regarding ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Household food waste: an individual and national issue

    The main factors affecting household food waste in the EU have been identified in a new report. On an individual level, the main factors include age, gender, income and environmental attitudes. On the national level, the most significant factor is median disposable income. The authors suggest their results could help develop campaigns targeted at groups that generate the most household waste. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • U.S. EPA Honors UC Santa Cruz for Reducing Wasted Food

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the University of California Santa Cruz with an award for outstanding efforts in food recovery. The students, food service staff and university leaders worked together to cut food waste by more than 750 tons from 2013 to 2014. “As we sit down to our Thanksgiving feasts, it’s important to remember just how much food goes to waste in ...

  • 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 ...

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