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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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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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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This company is turning food waste into a cleaning spray

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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

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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ERF has been “pivotal” in tackling COVID-19 waste, says Veolia

Envirotec Magazine

Reduced clinical waste disposal capacity in the UK has been met by rapidly adapting existing facilities. Some sites have also played a key role in addressing the problem of the hospital waste treated at the end of 2019, under the RPS, due to shortage of capacity.

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The problem with zero-waste goals is the word 'waste'

GreenBiz

The problem with zero-waste goals is the word 'waste'. We know that circular economy strategies can create profits, cut waste and reduce emissions. The most obvious answer is that it’s cheaper to simply send waste to landfills. Food Waste.

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Finland Breaks Ground On Its Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Repository

Jim Conca

The Finnish waste management company, Posiva Oy, announced the start of excavation on their deep geologic nuclear waste repository for their spent nuclear fuel.

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Strategies for the war on waste

GreenBiz

Strategies for the war on waste. What would happen if the United States enacted a comprehensive plan to combat food loss and waste? Keep organic waste out of landfills and incinerators . Some of this waste is perfectly good food. Food Waste.

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

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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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The new dynamic duo: Pricing and food waste

GreenBiz

The new dynamic duo: Pricing and food waste. According to Oded Omer, founder and CEO of Wasteless, 87 percent of food waste from grocery stores is due to disposing of products that have gone past their expiration date. There, Wasteless reduced waste by 32.8 Food Waste.

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Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste

GreenBiz

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

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Recycling e-waste should be a legal requirement in the EU, says report

Envirotec Magazine

Recovering the critical raw materials residing within electronic waste will require investment, and a legal framework to incentivise this will be essential, say the authors (image credit: Steve Janosik , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 News WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

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Do New Nuclear Reactor Designs Change The Nuclear Waste Issue?

Jim Conca

The form of nuclear waste makes a difference in repository performance since heat loading and density determine waste spacing and repository size.

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Solving Food Waste and Hunger

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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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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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7 Ways to Teach Kids How to Waste Less Food

The Environmental Blog

If you ever want to ruin your mood, just look at some of the statistics on how much food humans waste. Approximately a third of the world’s food supply is wasted every year, and when we have 690 million hungry people worldwide, that kind of waste has a devastating human cost.

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How online ordering could cut food waste

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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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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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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

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

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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

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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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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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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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£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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Fighting Food Waste: Lessons from COVID

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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

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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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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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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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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Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

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.

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

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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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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