Sustainable Waste Management for Businesses

U.S. Green Technology

If you are looking to make your business greener, one of the ways to do so is through sustainable waste management. Sustainable waste management is not only about recycling as it is about managing waste from the time it is created to the time it is deemed to have little to no impact on the.

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Top Tips for Creating Less Waste

The Environmental Blog

It is undeniable that the waste crisis on our planet today has gone to an alarming level. How do we create less waste ? Here are some top tips for creating less waste you can do now and can do at home. Minimalist and Zero-Waste Living. Lesser stuff means lesser waste.

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Medical Waste: Sustainable Management Practices

U.S. Green Technology

Hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and other healthcare institutions produce specialized kinds of medical wastes that need to be treated and managed correctly. The increase in the volume of medical waste has become a growing concern as more healthcare institutions are established; more people seek healthcare services; and more medical devices, materials, and technologies are used. The post Medical Waste: Sustainable Management Practices appeared first on U.S.

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This company is turning food waste into a cleaning spray


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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How to Reduce Your Business Waste In 2021: Top Tips

The Environmental Blog

If you want to make your business more sustainable in 2021 and bounce back from the current economic crisis, reducing your business waste is a great place to start. Here are five great ways to reduce your business waste and help protect our planet for future generations.

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How companies — from automotive to apparel — can transform waste into resources


One key is to design out waste in the first place. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Waste Management Water Reuse

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


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 China and the U.S. can innovate on plastic waste


Circular Economy Plastic Waste RecyclingThe world's two biggest producers and consumers of stuff stand to play a pivotal role in creating a circular economy, but they'll both have to get out of their own way.

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The electronic waste collection conundrum


The electronic waste collection conundrum. Quite simply, I had become obsessed with the tech industry’s then-blasé attitude about the seemingly intractable problem of electronic waste. . E-Waste. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:15.

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4 ways to cut campus food waste, from colleges to corporates


From data to design, there are ways that we can take a bite out of food waste in the restaurant sector. Food & Agriculture Waste Management Food Waste

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Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste


Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste. . Can waste be designed out of consumer electronics? Hold the phone!

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Tree Top, Pop-Tarts and the beauty of ugly fruit in tackling food waste


Food Systems Food WasteWhat is old is new again for the food industry as consumers become aware of the virtues of turning damaged apples and other fruit into purees, canned foods, breakfast items and other products.

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Solving Food Waste and Hunger


Solving Food Waste and Hunger. billion metric tons of food is lost or wasted globally each year, according to the United Nations — about one-third of all the food produced for human consumption. An estimated 1.3

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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. Here are some practical things manufacturers can do to minimize waste. The post How the Manufacturing Industry Can Reduce Waste appeared first on U.S.

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Prague to pilot large-scale, dynamic waste collection

Envirotec Magazine

The city of Prague is to pilot dynamic waste collection via automated collection routes. Along with the above, the project also includes the real-time monitoring of 550 containers for electronic waste with Sensoneo sensors. Prague (photo credit: Anthony Delanoix).

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How online ordering could cut food waste


How online ordering could cut food waste. This week, we’ll look at some potentially good news from the intersection of online delivery and food waste. Any good news on waste is welcome, because the situation is insane. Ordering pre-prepared meal kits also leads to less waste.

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Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals


Using waste carbon feedstocks to produce chemicals. Using CCU technologies to consume waste feedstocks reportedly can cut production costs; monetize industrial emissions; allow companies to meet CO2 emissions goals; and foster continued development of a circular economy.

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Turning food waste into aviation fuel could greatly reduce emissions

Inhabitat - Innovation

Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study

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


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

How Corona virus is Disrupting Waste & Recycling

The Environmental Blog

It’s also not great news for waste management and recycling, with recycling centers closing in most cities across the world, which has led to service disruptions for consumers. What do we do with household waste and recycling?

Tips for reducing food waste amid coronavirus

Inhabitat - Innovation

Follow these tips to reduce your household's food waste during the pandemic and beyond

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£1.2m funding for waste vision start-up

Envirotec Magazine

Waste sorting at a recycling plant in Sterlitamak, Russia, in 2019. Intelligent waste management start-up Recycleye has secured £1.2 Recycleye’s vision system is said to be capable of detecting and classifying all items in waste streams – broken down by material, object and even brand.

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Where does your waste plastic go? This guide can help businesses develop the details


The Plastic Leak Project, created by Quantis in partnership with 35 organizations, takes a science-based approach to understanding plastic pollution in order to help companies reduce their waste flows. Circular Economy Plastic Waste

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AI supports unique solution to optimize waste collection in France

Envirotec Magazine

Since July 2020, the 200 skips that collect Toulouse inhabitants’ waste from the 13 waste disposal centers managed by Suez have been equipped with embedded artificial intelligence. Digitalization of waste collection with low power Edge AI technology.

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Can We Reduce Waste at Home? Tips to Make it Happen

U.S. Green Technology

Tips To Reduce Waste At Home With everything going on in the world, it can be easy to forget that we are all supposed to be doing our part to lessen how much waste we produce. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the average American generates over 4 pounds of waste a day.

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Managing and reducing e-waste from PCBs

Envirotec Magazine

But what about the arguably even more concerning challenge of tackling electronic waste (or ‘e-waste’)? As electronic products such as laptops and smartphones have become increasingly pervasive in our society, the challenge of global e-waste management has grown considerably.

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Hazardous Waste Recycling: Sustainability Initiative Highlights

Green Business Bureau

Hazardous Waste Recycling: The proper disposal of batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, and electronics. Recycling is one of the top and most cost-effective ways to reduce waste in the workplace. Key Hazardous Waste Disposal Considerations. Blog Waste

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Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail


Brazil Minerals Mining WasteThe environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.

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How to Reduce Food Waste at Home?

The Environmental Blog

The amount of food that gets wasted or spoiled daily is enough to feed 20% of the world population say, experts. Food and water waste accounts for more than 10 million tonnes that end up in landfills in the UK. We can contribute to environmental protection by reducing food waste.

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Adorable goat playground raises awareness of upcycling waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

NOMAD architects and Karina Aramanda have transformed wood waste into GO[A]T WASTE?, an educational pavilion and animal playground that raises awareness about the merits of upcycling

Which countries are winning the war on waste?

Envirotec Magazine

A glass waste worker in a recycling facility in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2016. Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years. One contributor is its regional waste management centres.

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New materials discovered in toxic mining waste

Envirotec Magazine

has been investigating mining waste contaminated with arsenic and other toxins. In the context of a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, she investigated abandoned mines in that country containing highly toxic mining waste contaminated by arsenic, thallium and antimony. “In

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Including Waste-to-Energy in the EU ETS won’t help sustainable waste management, says trade group

Envirotec Magazine

A Fortum waste-to-energy plant in Brista, Sweden. A trade group comprising European suppliers of waste-to-energy technology, ESWET welcomed a recent opportunity to contribute to the EU Emissions Trading System’s revision (EU ETS). Energy-from-Waste

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Manifesto outlines energy from waste industry opporunities

Envirotec Magazine

An updated renewable energy from waste manifesto has been released by Privilege Finance, following a series of monumental changes which have impacted the industry in 2020. As with most sectors, the pandemic has impacted energy from waste businesses.

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Fighting Food Waste: Lessons from COVID


Fighting Food Waste: Lessons from COVID. . What emerging strategies have been employed to tackle food waste during the pandemic, and how can we scale these strategies in the future?

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To manage plastic waste, you first have to measure it — here's how we did it for one Caribbean country


plastic Plastic WasteMeasuring the problem is often challenging for plastics, due to lack of data on where they come from and end up.

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


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

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Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million


Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million. This morning brings one of the biggest deals yet this year: an infusion of $250 million in new financing for food waste crusader Apeel Sciences. Food Waste.

SEPA tackling emerging threat of abandoned waste trailers

Envirotec Magazine

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is warning of a new trend in waste crime after two abandoned trailers full of waste appeared in the central belt in recent weeks. Serious and organised waste crime is estimated to cost the UK economy at least £600 million a year.

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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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How Dow seeks to turn plastic waste into a circular resource


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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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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Premature Nuclear Reactor Retirements Could Effect Nuclear Waste Disposal

Jim Conca

The effects may be profound, from a loss of $8 billion in NWFund revenues to the orphaning of their nuclear waste. Since 2012, 12 commercial reactors have shut down in the U.S.,

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