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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Phase Out Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Puerto Rico

April 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local municipalities, the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been hard at work for the past few months cleaning up debris […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Are Liquid Composters the Next Frontier for Small and Midsized Organic Waste Generators?

April 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ace Natural, a New York City-based distributor of organic produce and other foods, doesn’t pay to have food scraps hauled anymore. Rather, it uses a liquid composter installed on its property, negating the need to collect, wrap and load waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Salt Lake Brewing Company Finds Success in Glass Recycling

April 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

Salt Lake Brewing Company, a Salt Lake City–based brewery, has always placed an emphasis on sustainability. Thanks to a partnership with local startup Momentum Recycling, the brewery has been able to not only participate in a glass recycling pilot program […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Denver Nonprofit We Don’t Waste Recovered Nearly 4,000 Tons of Food in 2017

April 2, 2018

Via: Waste360

We Don’t Waste, a Denver-based nonprofit organization started by Executive Director Arlan Preblud in 2010, collected and delivered almost 4,000 tons of food in 2017. The group collects food that would otherwise go to waste from places like Mile High […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

How Technologies are Cutting Food Waste Across the Supply Chain

March 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

Technology is playing a key role in reducing and preventing food waste across the supply chain and from one business type to another. It’s facilitating data sharing and insight gleaned from that data at unprecedented speeds. Online tools enable restaurants […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Insights from Freegan Trash Tour in N.Y.; New Docuseries on the Prevalence of Food Waste

March 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

The problem of food waste arises from a number of locations. Consumers toss produce that goes bad before they have time to eat it, restaurants throw away perfectly edible food simply because they don’t have room for it and grocery […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Mastering Recycling in Public Spaces

March 22, 2018

Via: Waste360

While recycling at home, work or school comes with challenges, it’s relatively straightforward. Recycling in less-familiar public spaces isn’t, however, and it presents unique hurdles. “You can get information to people about curbside recycling, for instance, which they tend to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Adidas Has Sold More Than One Million Pairs of Sneakers Made from Ocean Plastic

March 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

Adidas, the German shoe and activewear manufacturer, has partnered with Parley, an organization that fights against ocean pollution, to produce shoes made from ocean plastic. More than a million pairs of the shoe have been sold, according to an announcement […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

L.A. Hosts First-Ever Food Waste Grant Challenge

March 15, 2018

Via: Waste360

The City of Los Angeles has been hard at work diverting waste from landfills and pushing toward achieving a zero waste goal of 90 percent by 2025, and in an effort to ramp up its diversion of food waste, the […]