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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From Google Kitchens: 4 Ways To Prevent Food Waste


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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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 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

Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials


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.

Machine Learning Rapidly Improves Waste Sorting To Environmental & Economic Benefit


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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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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Marriott Aims For 33% Reduction In Plastic Waste


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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems

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?

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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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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Creating Power from Municipal Solid Waste – Best Use of Waste

Green Living Guy

First of all, solid waste is such a big issue. The post Creating Power from Municipal Solid Waste – Best Use of Waste appeared first on Green Living Guy. For it also affects the air we breathe. Because we live in a world that’s dirty.

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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.

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 Zest Labs is tracking produce to reduce waste


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

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Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

Inhabitat - Innovation

From phone cases to a new line of soaps, Pela offers products for a zero-waste lifestyle

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.

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


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

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


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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10 Quadrillion BTU In Untapped Waste Energy Gets Supersonic Thermoelectric Treatment


If all goes according to plan, a new thermoelectric makeover for power plants will put the squeeze on fossil energy by converting waste heat to electricity.

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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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Ottan Studio transforms green waste into home decor

Inhabitat - Innovation

Green design start-up Ottan Studio is committed to producing upcycled decor out of food and green waste. By collecting materials such as fruit peels, expired grains, vegetable residues, tree leaves and grass, the company can create colorful and trendy furniture with absolutely zero waste

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


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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From Bio Waste To SCOBY Packaging


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

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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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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Global e-waste growth rate poses increased danger to the environment

Inhabitat - Innovation

Global e-waste is growing at an alarming rate

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Dana Gunders of NextCourse on the future of food waste reduction


"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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Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser


Food & Agriculture Food Systems Podcast Supply chain Food Waste GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, outtakes from this week's interview with Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric.

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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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Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast


Plastic bricks made from plastic trash are building new schools in the Ivory Coast. Buildings Conceptos Plasticos Ivory Coast Plastic bricks UNICEF

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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Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

Envirotec Magazine

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and producing a range of high-performance bio-based materials and products. Bio-waste Recycling and Reuse

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