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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Buffalo, N.Y., to Expand Food Waste Pilot Program

May 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

Buffalo, N.Y., is looking to expand a pilot program that would include various drop-off sites for food waste collections. According to a Gusto report, under the pilot, Natural Upcycling will make 160 pickups this spring and summer and again during […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Orlando, Fla., Seeks to Generate Energy from Food Waste

May 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

The city of Orlando, Fla., is looking to covert food waste, such as banana peels and egg shells, into energy for businesses and residents. According to a WFTV report, the city already collects food waste from more than 30 companies, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Package to Fight Food Waste and Hunger

May 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on May 9 signed a legislative package into law to fight hunger in New Jersey. “In the richest nation in the world, it is a moral failure that so many of our fellow New Jerseyans […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Farm to Use Blockchain Technology to Reduce Food Waste

April 24, 2019

Via: Waste360

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 30 percent of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. A Salinas, Calif.-based farm is looking to change that by implementing a vine-to-table process […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Royal Caribbean Agrees to Improve Food Waste Disclosure Amid Pressure

April 22, 2019

Via: Waste360

Green Century has withdrawn a shareholder proposal with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) after it agreed to make its food waste management and reduction strategies more public. Cruise ships are notorious for their bountiful buffets, but this abundance comes at […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Nestlé, Grocer and IBM Partner to Test Food Trust Blockchain

April 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

Nestlé and French grocery store chain Carrefour are partnering with IBM’s Food Trust blockchain to track the supply chain of Mousline puree—instant mashed potatoes—to see how effective the technology is. According to a CoinGeek report, Carrefour had already been involved […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Experts Offer Solutions to Food Waste Prevention, Reduction, Recovery

April 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. wastes 63 million tons or $218 billion of food each year—that is roughly 40 percent of food in the country. In addition, food waste represents more than $75 billion in costs to American farms and food businesses, like […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Federal Agencies Recognize April as Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month

April 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) kick off Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month by calling for greater collaboration with public, private and nonprofit partners as well […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Natural Grocers Eliminates 300M-plus Single-use Plastic Bags

April 2, 2019

Via: Waste360

At the end of March, Natural Grocers estimates it eliminated more than 300 million single-use plastic bags and reached $1 million in total donations to food banks associated with all 152 Natural Grocers stores. Since Earth Day 2009, Natural Grocers […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Technology-driven Food Waste Reduction

March 27, 2019

Via: Waste360

The world cannot sustainably feed nearly 10 billion global citizens by 2050 if food loss and waste remains between 30 and 50 percent of annual food production. There needs to be a positive impact on consumption and production patterns. Consumer […]