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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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boston Announces its First-ever Zero Waste Plan

June 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

Building on his goals for a greener, more sustainable city, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on June 19 released the city’s first-ever Zero Waste Plan, designed to move Boston toward becoming a zero waste city. The plan’s recommendations include 30 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New York Food Waste Law Unlocks Economic Opportunity

June 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

The United States wastes $218 billion per year growing, processing, transporting and disposing food that never gets eaten, according to ReFED. That represents almost 2 percent of our nation’s gross domestic product, yet one in six Americans is food insecure. […]


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 […]