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Ketchup Slips Smoothly from These Packets, Reducing Food and Plastics Waste

Ketchup Slips Smoothly from These Packets, Reducing Food and Plastics Waste

A new method for making food packaging more “slippery” could help cut food and plastic waste, researchers say. According to a study in Scientific Reports (via New Food Magazine), a technique that involves wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surface of common extruded plastics – like the small packets … Read more »

China Crisis: Mixed Recyclables Ban Forces UK Biz to Rethink Waste Management

China Crisis: Mixed Recyclables Ban Forces UK Biz to Rethink Waste Management

China’s recently-imposed restrictions on importing recyclable material have had major repercussions on waste management in the UK – but the biggest pain is yet to come. The financial implications of the ban have predominantly been felt by local councils and waste management suppliers who are no longer able to obtain rebates … Read more »

Three Smart Ways to Strive for Zero Waste

Three Smart Ways to Strive for Zero Waste

Amongst the hype of the most recent football season, one story continues to impact us long after the final whistle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots: a collaboration to achieve a zero waste game at US Bank Stadium. Rush2Recycle aimed to recover more than 90% of the … Read more »

China’s Ban on Trash Equals a US Opportunity

China’s Ban on Trash Equals a US Opportunity

Not too many people outside the waste management industry are aware that China decided to stop recycling “foreign garbage,” creating a big impact on USA’s export of waste to that country. The move actually makes sense. China has found imported materials have an unacceptable level of contamination to

GM Now Boasts 142 Landfill-Free Sites – More than Other Automakers, Company Claims

GM Now Boasts 142 Landfill-Free Sites – More than Other Automakers, Company Claims

General Motors has expanded is landfill-free program to 27 newly certified facilities, with all manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America reusing, recycling, or converting to energy all waste from their daily operations. “To us, waste is simply a

Kroger ‘Innovation Center’ Aims for Tastier Brands Brewed in LEED Building

Kroger ‘Innovation Center’ Aims for Tastier Brands Brewed in LEED Building

Kroger announced the opening of a new “culinary innovation center” in downtown Cincinnati. The company broke ground on the 12,000-square-foot LEED-designed facility last march. The center is a state-of-the-art, sustainable test kitchen and education center focused on developing

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.

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