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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Leading Food Rescue Organizations Join Forces

September 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

Two major players in food rescue are joining forces to scale operations and respond to the disconnect between the fact that we waste 40 percent of our food while one in seven are hungry. Since 2016, Food Rescue Hero, a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Singapore Launches Zero Waste Masterplan

September 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

Singapore’s Semakau Landfill is projected to hit capacity by 2035. In order to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources has launched a Zero Waste Masterplan that aims to reduce waste sent […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kroger’s Innovation Fund Names Inaugural Food Waste Prevention Cohort

September 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Innovation Fund, a program of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, recently named its inaugural cohort of innovators, selected from nearly 400 applicants who submitted interest earlier this year during the first-ever open call. The invitation […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Governor Tightens Food Waste Recycling Legislation

August 26, 2019

Via: Waste360

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed A3726, which would require large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste and amend the definition of Class I renewable energy. Murphy returned the bill to the legislature with recommendations to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Legislators Work to Fix Statewide Recycling System

August 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

Legislators in New Jersey are examining ways to fix the state’s recycling system, where many communities are paying more to recycle than dispose of their trash. The state seeks to not abandon three decades of recycling mandates but rather to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Global Overshoot Day: US Tops the Charts in Food Waste

July 29, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

A study for Global Overshoot Day by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and the Economist Intelligence Unit Food Sustainability has ranked the United States last at preserving the world’s resources. Global Overshoot Day measures the amount of time […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Technology Helps Educate Universities on Food Waste

July 24, 2019

Via: Waste360

On average, a residential college student generates almost 142 pounds of food waste each year, according to an analysis done in May 2018 by Massachusetts-based RecyclingWorks. A commuter or non-residential student can generate about 38 pounds per year. An institution […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at the Businesses Fighting Food Waste

July 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

Fast Company has taken an in-depth look at 20 companies figuring out how to fight food waste by making new products from food that used to end up in the trash. According to the report, Americans now waste 70 percent […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Senate Passes Bill to Combat Food Waste

June 28, 2019

Via: Waste360

The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) to combat food waste by amending the definition of Class I renewable energy and requiring certain solid waste generators to separate and recycle food waste. Roughly 133 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida Unveils State’s First Recycling Robot

June 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

Sarasota, Fla.-based Single Stream Recyclers (SSR), a materials recovery facility (MRF) that serves residential and commercial recycling programs, announced the introduction of Florida’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered recycling robotic system. The robot is guided by AI to identify, grab and […]