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Public Utilities, Waste Management

LA County Sanitation Districts Expand Food Waste Recycling System

December 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

As part of its mission to convert waste into resources, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (Sanitation Districts) recently started up a biogas purification system to recycle food waste into renewable vehicle fuel. Food waste includes dinner scraps, spoiled fruit […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

USDA Provides Tips on Reducing Thanksgiving Food Waste

November 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has posted tips that explain how families can reduce food waste this Thanksgiving holiday. According to the agency, a family of four wastes $1,500 to uneaten food — that’s about 1,160 pounds of food each […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycle Track Systems Announces Acquisition Of Food Waste Recycler Ambrosia

October 28, 2020

Via: Waste360

Recycle Track Systems, Inc. (RTS) announced the acquisition of Industrial Organic PBC (DBA Ambrosia), a closed-loop manufacturing company that turns food waste into circular products and commodities, furthering RTS’s commitment to sustainable solutions for waste management. This is the company’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cleveland Produce Distributor Fights Food Waste, Insecurity in Nation’s Poorest Big City

October 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Cleveland, Ohio is a quintessential Rust Belt city known for its blue-collar base. The pandemic has hit the city particularly hard. Residents wait in long lines at local farmer’s markets, using assistance for fresh vegetables and produce. Restaurants and retailers […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ten Cities Ban Together to Fight Food Waste

September 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

Pittsburgh is the latest city to join the Food Matters Regional Initiative aimed at reducing food waste. The no-cost program has been launched in nine other cities including Atlanta; Ashville, NC; Baltimore; Jersey City, NJ; Memphis, TN; Nashville; Orlando, Fla.; […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Food Waste Reduced During Pandemic

August 25, 2020

Via: Waste360

Approximately a third of the world’s food is wasted every year (U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization). When the pandemic hit, food security became a concern for many people and they began wasting less food. Whether it was through meal planning, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Los Angeles County Public Works’ Food DROP Addresses Waste and Hunger

August 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

In Los Angeles County, 2.5 billion pounds of food — the equivalent of 2 billion meals — is thrown away annually, while one in seven residents are food insecure. Those jolting figures are why LA County launched the Food Donation, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Asheville, NC is Focused on Curbing Food Waste

August 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. wastes about 66.5 million tons of food. (USDA) And nearly half of the food is thrown out by consumers at home. The city of Asheville, NC is focused on curbing food waste. Through the Natural Resources Defense Council […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Seattle Software Firm Raises $12M to Help Grocers Cut Food Waste

July 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

A Seattle tech company has landed $12 million in equity funding to fuel the growth of its software, which is aimed at helping grocers manage food orders to reduce waste and spoilage issues. The startup, Shelf Engine, was founded by […]


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 […]