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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hazel Tech and PureFresh Sales Partner to Fight Food Waste

July 7, 2020

Via: Waste360

Hazel Technologies Inc., the developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste, and PureFresh Sales, a grower and marketer of premium California fresh fruit, have formed a partnership. PureFresh has seen […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Dole to Eliminate Food Waste by 2025

July 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Dole grows all type of fruit including bananas, but not all of them end up as food. The company announced that over the next five years it plans to eliminate the waste. To reach its goal, Dole plans to eliminate […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Connecticut Town Expands Recycling Program to Include Food Scraps

June 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

Residents of Greenwich, Conn., will be able to send their food scraps to be recycled as the town on June 12 launched its first food scrap recycling program. Participation is voluntary. The pilot program is open to all residents who […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

COVID-19 is Forcing Farmers to Waste Food

May 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the farmers and their crops. Rather than food being thrown out as kitchen waste, an unparalleled amount of food is getting dumped even before making it into grocery stores. […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Unpredictable Ordering Leads to Increased Food Waste

May 15, 2020

Via: Waste360

As we continue to social distance to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many of us are ordering takeout to support local businesses. New research by Just Eat and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) shows that £1.8bn worth of takeout is thrown […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Enacts Food Waste Recycling Mandate – Implementation Issues on Horizon

April 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

People in New Jersey sent 1.3 million tons of food waste to landfills and incinerators in 2017, according to an estimate from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”). However, efforts to reduce food waste in the state recently […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Los Angeles County Co-digests Food, Sludge to Make Transportation Fuel

April 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

In 2014, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) saw the writing on the wall; SB 1383 requiring diversion of organics from landfill was not drafted yet but already the push was on to divert food from landfills. So, the agency […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19 Sparks Large Amount of Food Waste

April 9, 2020

Via: Waste360

The coronavirus is causing many obstacles for growers and producers across the nation. One major challenge is the lack of demand, which is causing billions of dollars’ worth of food to go to waste. With many restaurants, schools, stadiums, theme […]


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 […]