From Google Kitchens: 4 Ways To Prevent Food Waste

CleanTechnica

Creative ways to prevent food waste, which is all too common and in a country where hunger is an issue, are being pursued by Google Kitchens. It has employees to feed and since Google is on a sustainability mission, its kitchens offer an innovative way to help with the issue of food waste.

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Machine Learning Rapidly Improves Waste Sorting To Environmental & Economic Benefit

CleanTechnica

AMP Robotics is at the forefront of systems which are allowing us to sort our own waste more effectively. Green Economy Investment Manufacturing Policy & Politics Uncategorized AMP Robotics Canada machine learning Philippines recycling Robotics Visual Recognition waste management

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Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

CleanTechnica

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete.

Marriott Aims For 33% Reduction In Plastic Waste

CleanTechnica

Marriott is on a mission to reduce plastic waste at an epic scale. Consumer Technology hotels Marriott plastic Waste ReductionThat is only possible because Marriott uses plastic at an epic scale, and it's not a goal of becoming 0% plastic, but it's an effort to be lauded nonetheless.

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Waste work shift: Inside the structural changes in the global waste sector

GreenBiz

Informal waste workers have long managed the waste of the South, for whom new forms of collectives offer new hope, while the gig economy threatens to de-formalize waste management in the North. Circular Economy Books Waste Waste Management GreenBiz Reads

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How the Manufacturing Industry Can Reduce Waste

U.S. Green Technology

Many people in today’s society are especially conscious about how they can cut down on waste. The efforts often take place in their homes and workplaces, but it’s common for consumers also to specifically seek out companies that are among the least wasteful.

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A guide to zero-waste holiday travel

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you find yourself traveling this time of year, here are some zero-waste tips to take the edge off your travel shame

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Heat recovery from waste

Envirotec Magazine

Zero Liquid Discharge, or ZLD, is a technique which aims to discharge no liquid waste to the environment, instead recovering as many products from the ‘waste’ stream as possible and leaving just water, which can be re-used.

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How Zest Labs is tracking produce to reduce waste

GreenBiz

Food & Agriculture internet of things Food WasteThe company uses sensors to provide data about a product's shelf life.

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Granby Workshop unveils ceramic dinnerware collection made from 100% waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

Related: Designers recycle aluminum production waste into functional ceramic decor + Granby Workshop Kickstarter Granby Workshop, Ceramics Made from 100% Waste, london design festival, green ceramics, repurposed waste, green housewares, green ceramics, sustainable homewares, sustainable ceramics

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How Dow seeks to turn plastic waste into a circular resource

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Corporate Strategy Plastic Waste Purpose and PeopleThe company's global sustainability director addresses her passion for social innovation, her philosophy for investments and what makes for successful collaboration.

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Food Waste: $2.4 Trillion Left Rotting in a Heap

CleanTech Group

Figure 1 Food Waste innovation landscape The scale of the problem The scale of the global food waste problem is astonishing. We waste. Agriculture & Food Logistics Supply Chain Agtech Waste

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Supermarket happy hour reduces food waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

A Finnish supermarket chain is fighting food waste by offering steep discounts during a “happy hour

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How to make zero-waste decorations for the holidays

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out how to make zero-waste decorations and create less trash during the holidays

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From Bio Waste To SCOBY Packaging

CleanTechnica

The MakeGrowLab is in the process of patenting the SCOBY material. Agriculture Green Economy Manufacturing biodegradable plastics bioplastics food MakeGrowLab packaging plastics

Dana Gunders of NextCourse on the future of food waste reduction

GreenBiz

"People like to see that their employers are working on something like food waste reduction," Gunders says. Corporate Social Responsibility Food & Agriculture GreenBiz Studio VERGE Food Waste

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Unilever sets goals to reduce its plastic use and support a 'waste-free world'

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Corporate Social Responsibility Plastic WasteThe consumer goods giant pledges to halve its use of virgin plastic.

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Councils could begin charging for garden waste, according to survey

Envirotec Magazine

39% stated they would have to start charging for bulky items or garden waste collections if funding levels fell. Bio-waste News Waste Management

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The UK fashion sector is already on trend to miss 2020 waste targets

GreenBiz

Population growth, rising consumption levels, lack of collection infrastructure and fast fashion is blocking industry progress on waste, report finds. Apparel Circular Economy Waste Management

4 Ways to Reduce Waste In Your Own Home

The Environmental Blog

Here are 4 things that you can do to ensure that you’re reducing waste in your house. Landfill waste is not just unsightly, it also poses risks to humans from harmful chemical leaks and has negative effects on the environment.

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Specialist firm develops eco-solution for Japanese knotweed waste

Envirotec Magazine

Japanese knotweed removal firm Environet UK has developed a method for converting waste from Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants into biochar, with the potential to eliminate the need for environmentally damaging and expensive landfill disposal in the future. Bio-waste

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Data analytics firm wins £500k funding to build the UK’s first digital waste tracking system

Envirotec Magazine

Award-winning data analytics business Topolytics has been awarded £500,000 to build a prototype for a UK wide comprehensive waste tracking system. The system will monitor and analyse all waste transactions across the UK every year. News Waste Management

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New partnership in waste pile management solutions

Envirotec Magazine

Developed by waste and recycling firm Freeland Scientific, ‘CompostManager’ is a complete system for managing the composting process, and ‘smarTprobe’ is a temperature monitoring system for compost and other wastes where overheating and fire represent a potential hazard.

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Episode 193: Combating food waste, measuring plastic footprints, get ready to advocate

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste Podcast Policy & Politics Food Waste GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, meet the latest addition to the GreenBiz editorial team, Associate Editor Deonna Anderson.

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School’s back in session and Wisdom Supply Co. is teaching a lesson to reduce plastic waste

GreenBiz

The B corp is working to to provide affordable, zero-waste school supplies. Consumer Products Consumer Trends Plastic Waste Recycled Paper

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AI firm raises $20m to continue its fight against food waste

Envirotec Magazine

Winnow Vision is an artificial intelligence tool “helping chefs cut food waste in half”, according to a press release. It works by taking photos of wasted food as it’s thrown away and uses the images to train itself to recognise what has been discarded. Bio-waste New

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Halloween generates frightening amounts of plastic waste each year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Two eco-minded British charities, Hubbub and the Fairyland Trust, have revealed that Halloween generates mounds of plastic waste equal in weight to millions of plastic bottles

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The Sustainable Solution for Dog Waste Removal

The Environmental Blog

Some quick arithmetic tells us that we have a major waste problem, 24.7 When dog waste is left in the park or on the sidewalk, it is detrimental to the environment. When responsible dog owners do pick up their dog’s waste, what happens next? Eighty-nine point seven million.

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Sprint To Go 100% Carbon Neutral, 100% Renewable Electricity

CleanTechnica

Sprint has indicated that it intends to source 100% renewable electricity and divert 50% of operational waste from landfills by 2025. This is what we need to hear on a day to day basis, from more and more corporations.

Bio-waste powers board production

Envirotec Magazine

In an apparent industry first, a new facility will use organic waste to provide the heat and power required for the production of corrugated sheet board. BioG-UK also provides a network for collection of organic waste; the fuel for such a plant. The CorrBoard Bioenergy facility.

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F-Waste Is A Huge Climate Issue: How Smart Businesses Are Solving It

CleanTechnica

By taking gently used office furniture and upcycling, recycling, and donating to local non-profit organizations, this super green business has diverted nearly 58,000 tons of furniture waste (f-waste).

Oil & Gas Leaks Crocodile Tears Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Jim Conca

Two companies, Holtec and Waste Control Specialists, are vying for such a site but some local Oil & Gas companies are pushing back with fear The obvious path forward for spent nuclear fuel is to put it all into dry cask storage at a single centralized storage facility.

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This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling WasteThe momentum to stop plastic pollution continues to grow, so how do we channel it into real systems change?

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study. Landfill is clearly not an option for this amount of waste.

£540k investment for “first of its kind” organic waste facility near Glasgow

Envirotec Magazine

On site with (left) operations director Gregor Keenan and (right) Louise McGregor, Head of Circular Economy, Zero Waste Scotland. Organic waste recycling firm Keenan Recycling has secured £540,000 from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund. Bio-waste

Take a stand and address single-use items and throwaway culture rather than just plastics, urges Zero Waste Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Ian Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland. Whether it is unwarranted packaging, unwanted food garnishes, straws in drinks or any other unexpected ‘extras’, Zero Waste Scotland is calling on consumers to let retailers and producers know the item is not wanted and to highlight it on social media.

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Is the global quest to end plastic waste a circular firing squad?

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Activism Consumer Products Plastic Waste Two Steps ForwardThere's tremendous progress toward eliminating single-use plastic packaging. Why are activists so unhappy?

The Global Waste Trading Market Is Being Invaded By Robots – And It’s A Good Thing

CleanTech Group

Sensors, AI, software and robotic arms are being combined to recognize and physically sort waste materials. These conveyor belt systems can operate 24/7, Automation Recycling & Waste Robotics Waste Management Waste Trading

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Online parts retailer releases survey on consumer e-waste negligence, and launches appliance repair initiative

Envirotec Magazine

A survey of 5,000 UK householders has found that the majority of Brits don’t attempt to fix perfectly repairable appliances – creating thousands of tonnes of unnecessary waste every year. million tonnes of e-waste binned in the UK every year, more than 70% is unaccounted for.

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PAS 110 Complacency? Time to raise the bar, says organic waste firm

Envirotec Magazine

Gemidan, which recently opened its third pre-treatment facility, believes that whilst PAS 110 has served a worthy purpose, the waste industry isn’t challenging itself enough, citing competition over food waste feedstock and a lack of Government incentives. AD & Biogas Bio-waste