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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Dole to Eliminate Food Waste by 2025

July 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Dole grows all type of fruit including bananas, but not all of them end up as food. The company announced that over the next five years it plans to eliminate the waste. To reach its goal, Dole plans to eliminate […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

New Eco-Friendly, Flame-Retardant Carbon Plastic Created

July 1, 2020

Via: Waste360

A research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology’s (KIST) Institute of Advanced Composite Materials has created a flame-retardant carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material (CFRP). CFRP is a composite material that contains carbon fiber and is widely used in the […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kentucky Teen Fills Recycling Void in His Neighborhood

June 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

A Kentucky teenager noticed trash volume building in his neighborhood as people quarantined during the COVID pandemic and decided take action and make a few bucks at the same time. Ross Millet, who will be a senior at Bowling Green […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo on Target with Recycling Goals

June 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo recently released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting “progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system.” The company tracks its sustainability efforts and shares insights on how this impacts the […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

LA Public Works Crews Collect Hundreds of Tons of Trash After Protests

June 5, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works said that its staff and hundreds of volunteers collected nearly 400 tons of trash between Friday and Tuesday, after recent protests against police brutality. “As we continue to provide services and support during […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

COVID-19 is Forcing Farmers to Waste Food

May 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the farmers and their crops. Rather than food being thrown out as kitchen waste, an unparalleled amount of food is getting dumped even before making it into grocery stores. […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Nestle Join With French Plastics Recycler

May 20, 2020

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo, L’Oreal, and Nestle have partnered with a France-based startup company that has formulated an enzyme that could produce a significant advancement in the manner in which plastics are recycled. The French startup, Carbios, produces an enzyme that biologically depolymerizes […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Unpredictable Ordering Leads to Increased Food Waste

May 15, 2020

Via: Waste360

As we continue to social distance to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many of us are ordering takeout to support local businesses. New research by Just Eat and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) shows that £1.8bn worth of takeout is thrown […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

HP Receives Recycled Content Validations From UL For Use of Ocean-Bound Plastics

May 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

HP Inc., a leading provider of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, and a member of the NextWave Plastics consortium, has earned an industry-first ocean-bound plastics certification from UL. This certification applies to five of HP’s resins, each one […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Dunkin’ Donuts Says All of its Restaurants Have Transitioned from Foam to Paper Cups

May 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

Dunkin Donuts announced that 100% of its restaurants globally have transitioned from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups, meeting the timetable established by the brand two years ago. In Dunkin’ US restaurants, the foam cups have been replaced by double-walled […]