WASTE(D) ENERGY

Cleannovate

Waste(d) energy are thoughts about using waste around us to provide us with one of our basic needs…energy. Though energy from waste looks inspiring, it takes more than just ideas to make it work. Perhaps the best place to start is understanding what benefit each type of waste brings to the table. Though organic or rotting matter constitutes a huge chunk of domestic and agricultural waste, diverse methods could be applied in drawing energy out of it.

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Apps to Rescue Food From Waste

Earth 911

Food waste is a big problem – about one-third of the world’s annual food production. The post Apps to Rescue Food From Waste appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Food & Beverage Home & Garden apps food rescue Food Waste

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20 Staggering E-Waste Facts in 2021

Earth 911

The post 20 Staggering E-Waste Facts in 2021 appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech e-waste e-waste-factsIt feels as if electronics were made to be thrown out every year, right?

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Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031

Environment + Energy Leader

A report finds the industrial waste management market will significantly increase over the next decade. The post Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031

Environment + Energy Leader

A report finds the industrial waste management market will significantly increase over the next decade. The post Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Stop the Burn, Save Lives: The case for a community-led zero waste model in Baltimore

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science and Democracy community decision making community engagement compost Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution public health Science For Justice zero wasteThe Baltimore region ranks among the worst in the U.S. for air pollution.

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E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics

Earth 911

The post E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics appeared first on Earth911. Earth Watch EcoTech How To Recycle e-waste e-waste-fail Electronics recyclingToday, the average person owns three to four electronic devices. But what happens after these.

Amazon Researching Net Zero, Biodegradable Plastics to Reduce Packaging Waste

Environment + Energy Leader

Amazon is investing in and researching sustainable plastic materials as part of its efforts to reduce packaging waste. The post Amazon Researching Net Zero, Biodegradable Plastics to Reduce Packaging Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Amazon Researching Net Zero, Biodegradable Plastics to Reduce Packaging Waste

Environmental Leader

Amazon is investing in and researching sustainable plastic materials as part of its efforts to reduce packaging waste. The post Amazon Researching Net Zero, Biodegradable Plastics to Reduce Packaging Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Pennsylvania Food Waste to Renewable Energy Assessment

Environmental News Bits

The specific objectives of this study were to: quantify current industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) food waste generation and diversion within Pennsylvania (the Commonwealth); compile a comprehensive inventory of anaerobic digestion (AD) and compost facilities accepting ICI food waste and the current quantities of food waste being processed; identify any additional food… Read more → Food waste Publications Waste to energy

Walmart signs up for West Coast food waste-reduction project

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Waste Dive. Walmart has signed on to the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment, which is working to reduce food waste by 50% along the West Coast by 2030, according to an announcement on Monday. Walmart’s data on food loss and waste, which will be anonymized and aggregated with data from the PCFWC’s … Continue reading Walmart signs up for West Coast food waste-reduction project. Food waste Grocery stores

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EPA Considers Classifying Discarded PVC Plastic as Hazardous Waste

E2 Law Blog

Environmental Protection Agency has proposed entering into a consent decree agreeing to rule on the Center for Biological Diversity’s (CBD) petition to classify discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

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Maximizing taste, minimizing waste: 14 upcycled vegan food brands reducing food waste

Environmental News Bits

As someone passionate about fighting food waste, upcycled food gives me so much hope. An astounding one-third of all the world’s food is wasted, which amounts to $1 trillion in losses. A rising number of clever food brands across the globe are doing their part to recognise divert … Continue reading Maximizing taste, minimizing waste: 14 upcycled vegan food brands reducing food waste. Circular economy Food and beverage manufacturing Food waste

2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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Presented by ReFED, the Food Waste Solutions Summit is the premier food waste event of the year, bringing together food businesses, funders, solution providers, innovators, policymakers, nonprofits, and more to drive the adoption of solutions to reach our collective goal of a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030.… … Read more → Events Food wasteMay 10-12, 2022, Minneapolis, MNRegister here.

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Webinar: Supply Chain Disruptions and Food Waste

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Around the world, supply chains are under stress – from pandemic shutdowns, labor shortages, political crises, and more – which means more food is at risk of going to waste. ReFED is gathering a panel of experts, including Linda Dunn from Georgetown University’s Supply Chain Management Program, Eric Woods… Read more → Events Food waste Supply chainMar 22, 2022, noon CDTRegister here.

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Building a sustainable waste stream via a circular economy

Environmental News Bits

The circular economy concept introduces waste hierarchy and zero-waste strategy, revealing a host of new approaches for waste management and elimination. Circular economy Green business Zero wasteRead the full story in Sustainability Magazine.

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Gen Z, Millennials take on food waste

Environmental News Bits

Waste360’s two-part series delves into how Gen Z and Millennials are organizing to combat food waste. And it explores what a couple of young entrepreneurs who’ve joined the food waste fight have observed among their peers. Part 2… Read more → Food wastePart 1 looks at what’s happening at a college with an innovative culinary and food science program.

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Is jet fuel from waste finally ready for takeoff?

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Read the full story at Waste Dive. Multiple projects are underway to create sustainable aviation fuel from waste, but questions remain about whether it will be a scalable, viable success for the circular economy. Aerospace industry Waste to energy

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After COP26 – Wasted Time or Time Well-Spent?

Union of Concerned Scientists

People blocking progress need to get out of the way. Science Communication climate-change

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Food waste reduction app Flashfood raises $12.3M

Environmental News Bits

million in a Series A funding round, the food waste reduction app announced on Monday. … Read more → Food waste Grocery stores Smart phone apps Start-upsRead the full story from Grocery Dive. Flashfood has raised $12.3 The round was led by S2G Ventures. Flashfood, which partners with retailers to offer nearly-expired products at discounted prices, said it plans to use the funding to expand its U.S. presence.

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How online grocers are ramping food waste reduction efforts

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Separately, … Continue reading How online grocers are ramping food waste reduction efforts. Food waste Grocery storesRead the full story at Grocery Dive. Ultrafast grocery delivery firm Getir announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with Copia, a technology provider that connects food donations to local nonprofits. With the partnership, which started in March, Geitr is giving its surplus food to nonprofits across the New York City, Chicago, and Boston regions.

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Why we can’t afford to waste food

Environmental News Bits

where the majority of food gets wasted at the point of consumption. Read more → Food wasteRead the full story in Biocycle. A forthcoming EPA report makes a compelling case for prevention in the U.S.,

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Just Salad’s sustainability report highlights waste-free dining movement

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” Food service and restaurants Packaging Publications Sustainability reporting Zero wasteRead the full story at Waste360. New York-based Just Salad, known for its fast-casual restaurant concept that utilizes reusable containers, has just released its 2021 Sustainability Report. In an introductory letter, Nick Kenner, founder and CEO, and Sandra Noonan, chief sustainability officer, placed emphasis on the company’s commitment to “everyday health and sustainability.”

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Earth911 Podcast: Maen Mahfoud’s Replate Connects Food Waste to Food Need

Earth 911

The post Earth911 Podcast: Maen Mahfoud’s Replate Connects Food Waste to Food Need appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Food & Beverage Podcasts food desert Food Waste local food Maen Mahfoud Replate

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Leveraging technology to tackle record food waste highs

Environmental News Bits

From blockchain and IoT, to AI and analytics, technology is being harnessed to tackle global food waste, which is now at record highs. Read more → Food wasteRead the full story at Business Chief.

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How to reduce food waste when supply chains are unpredictable

Environmental News Bits

Food processors must use the tools that can help tame unruly supply chains to minimize waste and improve the bottom line. Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Food waste Supply chainRead the full story at Food Engineering.

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Commercial fishing waste causes growing concern

Inhabitant

With 820 million people globally going hungry, the scandal of fish waste is especially shocking. What is with this horrific waste? Waste starts at the point where the fish come According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) about 35% of all fish, mollusks and crustaceans taken from the world’s waters never reach a dinner plate. The images are startling. Silver carpets of dead fish floating on an expanse of sea. Piles of scaly rot onshore.

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Fighting food waste: Study investigates most effective and supported solutions

Environmental News Bits

As food waste continues to be an issue for many households and the food industry at large, researchers investigated which solutions consumers are most inclined to adopt to cut down on the amount of food that goes to waste in the US. Read more → Consumer behavior Food waste PublicationsRead the full story in Food Navigator.

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Reducing food waste is an overlooked solution to saving endangered species

Environmental News Bits

According to a new study, reducing food waste by just half could be a more effective way to protect biodiversity than changing people’s diets. Biodiversity Food waste Pollution prevention PublicationsRead the full story in Anthropocene Magazine.

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A digital platform that prevents food waste

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Agriculture Food and beverage manufacturing Food waste Information toolsRead the full story from Springshare. The platform helps connect food producers who have surplus or imperfect produce with manufacturers who can use it.

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Plastic packaging increases fresh food waste, study finds

Environmental News Bits

Research by sustainability charity Wrap debunks idea single-use plastic on fruit and veg helps prevent waste. Read more → Consumer behavior Food waste Plastics Publications United KingdomRead the full story in The Guardian.

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EPA’s new wasted food measurement methodology

Environmental News Bits

EPA’s MSW “Facts and Figures” measurement methodology has been enhanced to fully capture all potential sources of wasted food and the full spectrum of methods to manage it. Read more → Data science Food wasteRead the full story in Biocycle. The U.S.

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Plastic Waste Makers Index

Environmental News Bits

The purpose of this first report is to shine a light on these poorly-regulated companies, and trace the route by which they generate the world’s single-use plastic waste. Download the document. The companies that control this “tap” of new plastics production are the source of the problem – and must become part of the solution.… … Read more → Plastics Publications

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Government supports efforts to reduce food waste and enhance sustainability

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to expand their operations in food waste reduction that upcycles surplus and unsaleable fruits and vegetables from growers, processors and retailers into dried, plant-based powders and… Read more → Canada Food and beverage manufacturing Food waste Start-upsRead the full story from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced up to $1,545,000 in funding for Outcast Foods Inc.

From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste

Environmental News Bits

Food Waste, to inform domestic policymakers, researchers, and the public about the environmental footprint of food loss and waste in the U.S. food loss and waste. It focuses… Read more → Food waste PublicationsDownload the document.

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EPA Tools & Resources Webinar: Food Waste Research

Environmental News Bits

Over one-third of the food produced in the United States is never eaten, wasting the resources used to produce it and creating a myriad of environmental impacts. Reducing wasted food presents opportunities to increase food security, feed the world’s growing population more sustainably, preserve water availability and quality,… Read more → Events Food and beverage manufacturing Food service and restaurants Food wasteNov 17, 2021, 2-3 pm CSTRegister here.

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After years of growing awareness, ReFED director sees a ‘rubber-meets-the-road moment’ for food waste

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Read the full story at Waste Dive. government’s 2030 food loss and waste reduction goal is fast approaching, and food prices are on the rise. Food wasteThe U.S. Dana Gunders discusses what this all means for reduction and recycling efforts.

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New study examines social media’s role in reducing food waste

Environmental News Bits

Social media campaigns can play a role in people’s food waste behaviours but work best when combined with other intervention tools, according to a new Fight Food Waste CRC report. . Behavior change Food waste Publications Social mediaRead the full story at Food & Beverage Industry News.

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Here’s how food waste can generate clean energy

Environmental News Bits

by Salvador Escobedo Salas, Western University Food waste is a growing problem in Canada and many other parts of the world — and it is only expected to get worse in the coming years. Not only will this create … Continue reading Here’s how food waste can generate clean energy.

Reviewing Plastic Waste in Vietnam

Ocean Conservancy

The CAP is a series of assessments that provides an overview of the trash and plastic waste in each city. In both cities, there is a need to increase the number of waste collection bins available to the public.

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Waste Heat Recovery Grows with Renewable Energy Demands

Environmental Leader

The waste heat recovery market is growing as industries look to find new renewable energy sources and increase their use. The post Waste Heat Recovery Grows with Renewable Energy Demands appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Waste Heat Recovery Grows with Renewable Energy Demands

Environmental Leader

The waste heat recovery market is growing as industries look to find new renewable energy sources and increase their use. The post Waste Heat Recovery Grows with Renewable Energy Demands appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Blockchain Aims to Lower Product Waste, Emissions

Environmental Leader

The post Blockchain Aims to Lower Product Waste, Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. A new blockchain will help businesses and consumers find the value of goods and how they were produced in hopes of lowering their carbon footprint.

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