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IDT Deploys ‘Wet and Dry’ Waste Management Program, Achieves Zero Waste

Technology firm Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has achieved zero waste after deploying a “wet and dry” waste management program to increase recycling and composting at its San Jose, California, headquarters. IDT instituted the zero waste program in January 2015. Under the program, there are only two types of bins: wet … Read more »

Food Waste

Businesses Can Save Billions by Cutting Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from … Read more »

More than 50 Eaton Sites Achieved Zero-Waste-to-Landfill

Power management company Eaton says its two facilities located at the Tczew campus have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill. Eaton defines “zero waste-to-landfill” as consistently achieving a landfill waste diversion rate of 98 percent through either reuse, composting, recycling or incineration — but only if the heat generated by incineration is collected and … Read more »

All 23 Nestlé USA Factories Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

Nestlé USA announced today that all of its 23 factories — spanning confections, dairy, frozen and refrigerated meals, ice cream, baking ingredients and beverages — are now landfill-free, contributing zero waste for disposal. Nestlé’s current waste-reduction efforts include composting, recycling, energy production, and the provision of safe products for animal … Read more »

Legacy fabric buildings

Fabric Buildings Double Composting Facility’s Capacity

Legacy Building Solutions has installed three of its tension fabric buildings at a composting facility in Florida as part of an expansion project that will double the operation’s production capacity for recycling biosolids and yard waste. The fabric buildings at the Lee County Composting Facility (LCCF) in Felda, Florida are … Read more »

Otto 25-gallon Edge

Otto Adds 25-Gallon Food Waste Cart to Edge Product Line

Otto Environmental Systems North America has launched a 25-gallon, two-wheel residential food waste cart to meet the growth of the organics market. The company says this container is one of the smallest carts that can be lifted and emptied by an automated side lifter (ASL). With an adaptor, the 25-gallon … Read more »

Kansas City Restaurants Cut Waste

Kansas City-area restaurants looking to cut waste have found a number of solutions, according to The Kansas City Star. Several solutions were the result of keen observation by interns from Kansas City’s Johnson County Community College, who worked with the restaurants to reduce waste. In one case, they noticed that … Read more »

Green Can Be Cool And Profitable

Green Can Be Cool And Profitable

Growth opportunities lie ahead for companies that recognize that sustainability is not something to embrace simply because of regulatory demands, but also because of the sales benefits of differentiated packaging and the cool factor increasingly associated with green, according to a white paper by L.E.K. The paper says sustainable packaging is … Read more »