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Public Utilities, Waste Management

US: Zero Food Waste Act could combat carbon emissions

July 26, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

30-40% of food supply worth $161 million is wasted each year. This translates to $1,500 in wasted food per average family of four. The US is currently considered the world-wide leader in food waste generation, food waste being the number […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

States Work to Divert Food Waste from Landfills

July 12, 2021

Via: Waste360

With food waste in landfills being the third-largest contributor to methane emissions in the United States, companies and government officials are working to divert food waste in an effort to cut greenhouse gases. To date, there are currently 52 bills […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What Role Should Waste & Recycling Play in Sustainability?

June 16, 2021

Via: Waste360

When most people think “sustainability,” they are often surprised to learn about how the waste and recycling industry is increasingly playing a bigger role as well. (and always has been, right?) Over the past months, Waste360 has gone all-in on […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Therma Cuts Food Service Industry Spoilage and Waste

March 30, 2021

Via: Waste360

Of about 10.5 million tons of surplus food generated by food retailers in 2019, almost 35% was thrown out, with about 10% of it due to inefficiencies in storage and handling. Yet a majority of that storage and handling-related waste, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Food waste: The underestimated factor in global warming

March 2, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

According to a draft of the IPCC special report, between 25 and 30 percent of all food produced is wasted or thrown away each year. Since 1970, this proportion is reported to have increased by about 40 per cent. According […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Data from ReFED Reveals Amount of Food Waste Has Leveled Off

February 8, 2021

Via: Waste360

NEW YORK — A new online Insights Engine launched today by ReFED – the only national nonprofit focused exclusively on ending food loss and waste across the food system – reveals that the total amount of food waste has leveled […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NH Landfill Begins Accepting 23 Communities’ Food Scraps for Compost

January 13, 2021

Via: Waste360

Twenty-three Upper Valley communities in New Hampshire can now dispose food scraps at the Lebanon landfill as part of a new composting program, which is aimed at reducing waste and extending the landfill’s life span. For $15, residents can drop […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Proposes New Food Waste Law

January 12, 2021

Via: Waste360

Binge-eating videos in China – and around the world – is all the rage. In China, a new law has been proposed to stop food waste. Under the new law, anyone who posts videos online that promote overeating will face […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. EPA, FDA and USDA Renew Commitment to Food Waste Reduction

December 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the joint agency formal agreement including the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The agreement reaffirms the agencies’ […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Former Walmart Executives Form Company to Reduce Food Waste

December 28, 2020

Via: Waste360

During their eight-year stint at Walmart’s technology labs, Syed Aman and Sharan Grewal, were part of the team that built the online grocery platform into a multi-billion dollar business. The two used their technology and produce delivery expertise to develop […]