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Supermarket Chain Expands Food Waste Digester Pilot Program Following Cost Savings

Supermarket Chain Expands Food Waste Digester Pilot Program Following Cost Savings

Asian grocery chain T&T Supermarkets Inc. is expanding its pilot project of operating an on-site food digester system to treat organic waste generated by one of its supermarkets. Previously, the supermarket relied on daily disposal to

Water, Waste Challenges Persist in Harvey-Hit Texas

Water, Waste Challenges Persist in Harvey-Hit Texas

Water and waste management remain a mess in southeast Texas. As of Sunday, more than 800 wastewater treatment facilities in southeast Texas were still not fully operational as a result of the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, officials have become aware of the release of wastewater from sanitary sewers, according to … Read more »

Storm-Battered Businesses Offered Free Database Access: Debris Haulers, Toxic Chemical Info

Storm-Battered Businesses Offered Free Database Access: Debris Haulers, Toxic Chemical Info

Companies overwhelmed with storm debris can easily find waste haulers, equipment providers, and service providers on Wastebits’ updated website. And VelocityEHS gives free access to its extensive safety data sheet library.

Dumpster-Diving Your Way into Zero Waste to Landfill

Dumpster-Diving Your Way into Zero Waste to Landfill

Companies are responsible for unique sets of waste streams throughout their operations and supply chain. While recycling programs can help, having a comprehensive zero waste to landfill strategy in place is an effective, reliable route to significantly reduce operational waste footprints. Rankin shares steps that can help successfully implement and deploy a zero waste to landfill strategy.

So Many Governments Focus on Food Waste – But What’s Working?

So Many Governments Focus on Food Waste – But What’s Working?

Since the year 2000, local and national governments have dramatically increased the number of initiatives focused on addressing the problem of food waste. Now, governments in more than 20 countries around the world are taking action to reduce food waste, according to a new report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins … Read more »

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

The increasing furor over food waste we’ve been seeing in the US has been going on for nearly a decade in Norway, when in 2010 the state and the food industry began working to together to reduce the amount of food that goes unconsumed. Now, a new store called Best Før … Read more »

McDonald’s Scolded Again, This Time for Straws

McDonald’s Scolded Again, This Time for Straws

  Just weeks after McDonald’s came under fire from As You Sow for bringing back the use of foam cups in some Chicago-area stores, the fast-food chain is being targeted by another watchdog organization, this time for its use of plastic straws. A petition from SumOfUs, signed by 110,000, claims that … Read more »

Sports Venue Owners Nab Sustainability Help from Penn State Research Team

Sports Venue Owners Nab Sustainability Help from Penn State Research Team

Professional sports franchises that face challenges when it comes to making their venues more sustainable are getting some help from researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. A large part of the challenge in reducing a venue’s environmental impact is convincing fans to act in environmentally responsible ways, and … Read more »

MD Governor Dumps Zero-Waste Guidelines, Calls Them ‘Burdensome & Poorly Devised’

MD Governor Dumps Zero-Waste Guidelines, Calls Them ‘Burdensome & Poorly Devised’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has axed the zero-waste guidelines put into place by his predecessor that set a statewide diversion goal of 85% by 2040, saying the guidelines were “last-minute, ill-conceived and poorly devised.” Hogan says he will instead focus on a “common-sense, balanced approach to managing waste in Maryland,” reported … Read more »