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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Airport Aims to Reduce Food Waste Via Area Partnership

March 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

In the U.S., food waste is estimated to be between 30 to 40 percent of the supply, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Efforts have been made to reduce this waste, but timelines for freshness and consumption make it […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Feeding America and the Farmer’s Impact to Reduce Food Waste

March 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

Before 2009, when Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks established the National Produce Program strategy, few food banks had a produce plan in place, leaving billions of pounds of edible fresh food to go to waste. Now, under its […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Senate Passes Long-awaited Food Waste Bill

March 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

After six years of back-and-forth discussions, the New Jersey Senate on March 5 gave final legislative approval requiring large generators of food waste to recycle the material instead of sending it to landfill. The bill, which ultimately passed as A2371, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Lawmakers Stall on Food Waste Bill

February 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

The New Jersey State Senate has hesitated to vote for legislation that would prevent food waste from being landfilled or incinerated. Lawmakers held off voting on the bill, which seeks to force large generators of food waste, like hospitals, prisons, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

TPG to Acquire Denali Water Solutions

January 28, 2020

Via: Waste360

TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Russellville, Ark.-based Denali Water Solutions from the company’s management and The Firmament Group. The transaction is expected […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Starbucks Sets 2030 Waste, Water Reduction Targets

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a January 21 public letter, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be “a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet.” The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Officials Focus on City’s Trash Troubles

January 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

Elected officials in New York City have turned their attention to how the city can reduce its growing trash problem. Politico reports that the City Council is contemplating legislation to mandate the separation of food and yard scraps, which comprise […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Advocates Remain Hopeful for New Jersey Food Waste Recycling Bill

January 9, 2020

Via: Waste360

After nearly six years in the making, New Jersey is likely to pass food waste recycling legislation this week. At least that is the hope of environmental advocates, particularly environmental law attorney Matthew Karmel, who is also the chairman of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Governments Urged to Halve Food Waste and Loss by 2030

November 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

During a two-day conference at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City, an international panel of experts backed by Pope Francis urged governments to commit to halving food waste and loss by 2030. The panel referred to food waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

More Than 70 Nations Pledge to Slash Food Waste

November 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

At an annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol on November 9, more than 70 countries pledged to reduce the amount of food lost due to poor refrigeration. According to an ABC News report, poor refrigeration leads to the loss of […]