LawnStarter Ranks States for Waste Management Efforts

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The rankings list how each state fares on topics such as recycling, food waste, and landfill use. The post LawnStarter Ranks States for Waste Management Efforts appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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Waste pickers push to be heard in global plastics treaty negotiations

Corporate Knights

Globally, waste pickers are responsible for collecting and recovering – from homes, businesses and landfills – up to 60% of all plastics which are then recycled. Despite recycling the waste of others, waste pickers often lack waste collection services themselves.

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Saving e-waste scraps

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have piloted an industrial-scale process for recycling valuable materials in the millions of tons of e-waste generated annually in the United States. Circular economy E-waste Publications

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Can we curb COVID’s ocean waste crisis?

Corporate Knights

More than eight million tons of COVID-associated plastic waste, including throwaway personal protective equipment (PPE), have been generated globally during the pandemic, with more than 25,000 tons contaminating oceans, according to some estimates. Waste covid-19 plastic

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UK Coalition Studies Compostable Packaging to Tackle Plastic Waste

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The post UK Coalition Studies Compostable Packaging to Tackle Plastic Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & RecyclingThe two-year project aims to increase recycling through existing bio-waster and treatment processes.

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Cority Upgrades Waste Management Platform Enhancing Reporting, Tracking Abilities

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The post Cority Upgrades Waste Management Platform Enhancing Reporting, Tracking Abilities appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Sustainability Reporting Waste & RecyclingThe system enhancement is part of a 2020 acquisition of Enviance.

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Waste Management Acquires Avangard Innovative to Increase Plastic Recycling

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The deal will help Waste Management with processing post-consumer resin, which includes many commercially used plastics. The post Waste Management Acquires Avangard Innovative to Increase Plastic Recycling appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Cold Chain Traceability System Tackles Food, Pharmaceutical Waste

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The post Cold Chain Traceability System Tackles Food, Pharmaceutical Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Supply Chain Transportation Waste & Recycling

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Danone North America Works Toward Zero Waste

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Danone North America works with local partners and updated procedures to move toward its zero waste to landfill target. The post Danone North America Works Toward Zero Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions

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The post Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Distributed Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Reporting Solar & Renewable Energy Waste & Recycling Carbon Offsets/RECs net zero recycling Waste Reduction

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Virginia Ritz-Carlton Achieves 100% Food Waste Circularity

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The Ritz Carlton in Arlington, VA has closed the loop on food waste. The hotel, along with BioGreen360 and Garick, announced the successful 12-month collaboration that has resulted in the development of a 100% circular food waste solution for the hotel.

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Danone North America Works Toward Zero Waste

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Danone North America works with local partners and updated procedures to move toward its zero waste to landfill target. The post Danone North America Works Toward Zero Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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This company is turning food waste into a cleaning spray

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97 percent of the cleaning product is made from the water, acids and alcohol from the food waste. Circular Economy Waste Waste Management Food Waste

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Cold Chain Traceability System Tackles Food, Pharmaceutical Waste

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The post Cold Chain Traceability System Tackles Food, Pharmaceutical Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Supply Chain Transportation Waste & Recycling

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California Passes Nation’s Toughest Plastic Waste Law

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The post California Passes Nation’s Toughest Plastic Waste Law appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Leaders Leading Waste & RecyclingCalifornia passes a law that requires plastic to be recycled at a rate of 65% by 2032.

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Zero Waste vs. Climate Change: Why Waste Reduction Offers a Key Opportunity for Climate Action Through Private Enterprise

James Militzer

That’s why, as global leaders gather for yet another round of climate negotiations in the COP27 conference this month, waste is expected to be a hot topic (no pun intended). The Overlapping Climate Impacts of Waste . Emissions from waste disposal (landfilling, incineration, etc.)

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Waste Expo 2022 launches Agenda, open for registration

Renew Economy

Waste Expo Australia, the foremost gathering of waste management and resource recovery professionals in the country, launches 2022 conference agenda. The post Waste Expo 2022 launches Agenda, open for registration appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Stop & Shop Expands Flashfood Food Waste Program

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A grocery store chain in New England is increasing its use of an app designed to reduce food waste. The post Stop & Shop Expands Flashfood Food Waste Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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Evrnu Launches Recyclable Lyocell Material Made from Cotton Textile Waste

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Textile company Evrnu is launching the world’s first high performance, recyclable lyocell material made entirely from cotton textile waste. The post Evrnu Launches Recyclable Lyocell Material Made from Cotton Textile Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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How to reduce food waste at Thanksgiving dinner

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Food waste is a year-round concern. But … Continue reading How to reduce food waste at Thanksgiving dinner. Food waste Green lifestyle HolidaysRead the full story from the Washington Post. Still, the large Thanksgiving meal presents a particular challenge when it comes to preventing it. You’re buying many more ingredients. You’re making large-scale recipes, with lots of potential leftovers. You may just be even more preoccupied with everything else going on around you.

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Toronto Zoo facility codigests manure and food waste

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A unique project in Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park is recycling manure and inedible food waste into renewable clean energy and fertilizer. Welcome to ZooShare, Canada’s first zoo-biogas plant that generates power from zoo manure, preprocessed green bin waste, produce from grocery stores, and grease trap waste from local … Continue reading Toronto Zoo facility codigests manure and food waste. Food waste Waste to energy Zoos

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Eliminating food waste through repurposed products

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Many commonly wasted products (and by-products) have significant second-life potential. Circular economy Food and beverage manufacturing Food service and restaurants Food wasteRead the full story from Griffith Foods. It’s time for consumers and brands to put those products to work.

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Report: Alliance to End Plastic Waste’s Progress Slow, Clearer Targets Needed

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The Planet Tracker analysis finds the group is significantly short of its initial waste diversion and recycling goals and says it needs to be more transparent with its results. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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Testing curbside food waste collection

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Residents in Ohio city who don’t compost at home or use the drop-off sites noted they would be more willing to participate in food waste diversion if there were a curbside option. Food waste RecyclingRead the full story at Biocycle.

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Reducing Food Waste

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

What started as a community idea for Earth Day has now grown into a multi-faceted project focused on reducing food waste and is explored in this webinar by Amy Rowe , Associate Professor/Count Agent affiliated with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey.

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UK Coalition Studies Compostable Packaging to Tackle Plastic Waste

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The post UK Coalition Studies Compostable Packaging to Tackle Plastic Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & RecyclingThe two-year project aims to increase recycling through existing bio-waster and treatment processes.

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How can composting become a viable waste management solution?

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How Quito’s garden waste can unlock a circular future

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Climate funds deploy capital to waste-tech

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 8 — Nearly two billion tons of waste have been dumped in the air, oceans, soils and waterways this year. The post Climate funds deploy capital to waste-tech appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Is advanced recycling the answer to plastic waste?

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Waste into materials not just once but continuously: It’s the brass ring of the circular economy. Can it work

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Coke Florida Earns GreenCircle’s Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

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Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) announces that its Broward Manufacturing Facility has obtained GreenCircle’s Zero Waste to Landfill certification. The post Coke Florida Earns GreenCircle’s Zero Waste to Landfill Certification appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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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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Travel Company Grupo Piñero Pushes Sustainability with Energy, Waste Plans

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The post Travel Company Grupo Piñero Pushes Sustainability with Energy, Waste Plans appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy Transportation Waste & Recycling

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IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

Envirotec Magazine

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Not producing the waste in the first place has by far the most beneficial effect on the environment.

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Increasing E-Waste Boosts IT Asset Disposition Market

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Increasing amounts of electronic waste and the need to properly dispose of it is helping grow the IT asset disposition market. The post Increasing E-Waste Boosts IT Asset Disposition Market appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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No Time to Waste: Why the EU Needs to Adopt Ambitious Legally Binding Food Waste Reduction Targets

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We urge the European Commission to set a legally binding target of a 50%, farm-to-fork reduction in food waste by 2030 and recommend that policymakers, organisations, and individuals join us in calling for these targets to be adopted. As reflected in this report, a 50% by 2030, farmto-fork target has widespread support … Continue reading No Time to Waste: Why the EU Needs to Adopt Ambitious Legally Binding Food Waste Reduction Targets. Europe Food waste Publications

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SEPA opens healthcare waste consultation

Envirotec Magazine

All those who collect, transport, store treat and dispose of healthcare waste are being encouraged to respond to a consultation on its storage and treatment from Scotland’s environmental regulator. SEPA’s initial focus will be on sites primarily dealing with healthcare waste.

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Analog Devices Focuses on Reducing Emissions, Water, and Waste

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The post Analog Devices Focuses on Reducing Emissions, Water, and Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Analogue Device’s manufacturing facilities make up 92% of its greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, it is focused on using 100% renewable energy at those sites by 2025.

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Pennsylvania Food Waste to Renewable Energy Assessment

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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

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Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions

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The post Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Distributed Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Reporting Solar & Renewable Energy Waste & Recycling Carbon Offsets/RECs net zero recycling Waste Reduction

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Unilever Focuses on Eliminating Waste from Manufacturing, Operations

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Unilever aims to recycle and reuse waste everywhere it can in its manufacturing processes as it continues to push sustainability in its operations. The post Unilever Focuses on Eliminating Waste from Manufacturing, Operations appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Apple Is Tackling Climate Change by Using Renewables, Increasing Recycling, Limiting Waste

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The post Apple Is Tackling Climate Change by Using Renewables, Increasing Recycling, Limiting Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Apple's goal is carbon neutrality by 2030 and to create products that are also net zero by the same time.

Nigerian company turns e-waste into solar powered lanterns

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Quadloop, a Nigerian based company, has found a way to turn electronic waste into solar lanterns and other products which will have a lower impact on the environment. Dozie Igweilo, founder of Quadloop, told Reuters he came up with the idea after discovering a market for affordable, locally produced … Continue reading Nigerian company turns e-waste into solar powered lanterns. Africa Circular economy E-waste Sustainable designRead the full story at Reuters.

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Combating climate change by transforming waste into value

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Sponsored: Pentair’s sustainable gas technology is helping partners across industry minimize waste and emissions to help achieve a carbon neutral future