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Public Utilities, Waste Management

PepsiCo, Loop Industries Enter into Sustainable Plastic Agreement

October 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Loop Industries, a technology innovator in sustainable plastic, and PepsiCo announced they have entered into a multiyear supply agreement that will enable PepsiCo to purchase production capacity from Loop’s joint venture facility in the United States and incorporate Loop PET […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Poll: If Americans are Expected to Recycle, It Has to be Easy

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

While traditionally the effort to increase recycling rates has focused on education and awareness, a new study among more than 2,000 Americans conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) suggests action by […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Greenpeace Report Names Top Producers of Plastic Trash

October 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

A report released on Tuesday by environmental group Greenpeace found that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé are the world’s largest producers of plastic trash. In its report, Greenpeace noted that the most common type of plastic found was polystyrene, which goes […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Using Genomics Science to Reduce Food Waste

October 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

A Philadelphia-based company that provides food preservation and waste reduction solutions for fresh produce has introduced a way to predict the health of crops based on their genes. AgroFresh Solutions Inc. recently launched the FreshCloud Predictive Screening solution that uses […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

UFO-like Installation Tracks Space Waste

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a UFO-like light installation that tracks pieces of space waste in real time. Creators of the live installation used real-time data provided by tracking services to point green columns of light directly at space […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Organic Valley to Become 100% Renewably Powered in 2019

October 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

Organic Valley, a cooperative of organic farmers, just announced the details of the community solar partnership it launched last year. The project enables Organic Valley to share the benefits of solar energy with its rural neighbors and become the largest […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Analysis Shines Light on Progress Toward Halving Food Waste

September 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

At the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now, three years in, a group of sustainable food […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Report: Global Waste to Grow 70% by 2050 Unless Action is Taken

September 24, 2018

Via: Waste360

Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050, according to World Bank Group’s new report, “What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050.” Driven by rapid urbanization and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Sand Art Demonstrates Need for a Change in Recycling

September 24, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) recently created its second annual one-day beverage container sand art installation at Hermosa Beach Pier in Southern California. The international recycling authority’s project comes at a time of declining U.S. recycling rates and amid a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Bethesda, Wis., School Wins Recycled Playground Challenge

September 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

Bethesda Elementary School, located in Waukehsa, Wis., won a recycled playground made from oral care waste through this year’s Recycled Playground Challenge, courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive, Meijer and TerraCycle. The school earned a total of 28,959 playground credits, by recycling waste […]