NYC law requires businesses to feed food waste to giant metal ORCAs


New York City is doing what it can to be more eco-friendly. We're not just talking recycling plastic bottles or taxing plastic bags; we're also talking about behind-the-scenes efforts that tackle waste before.........

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New York City Announces New Business Organic Rules


NEW YORK, Beginning July 19, 2016 – Organic waste, such as food waste, food soiled paper and yard waste makes up approximately one-third of the waste generated by businesses in New York City......

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NHL, teams reducing food waste - Article published on NHL.com


NHL, March 14th, 2016 – From March 12-18, the National Hockey League and its member clubs, as part of the first-ever NHL Green Week, will showcase its greening programs......

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Philadelphia Aims at Food Waste with In-Sink Disposal Law


TORONTO, January 13, 2016 – Philadelphia is now requiring that new residential construction include in-sink food waste disposers, in an effort to increase food waste diversion.......

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Video: IoT brings value to no-truck waste disposal - The Globe and Mail


TORONTO, DEC, 2015 – The internet of things brings value to no-truck waste disposal, watch the video to learn more......

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The Iron Stomach Featured in The Globe and Mail


TORONTO, Dec 14, 2015 – Totally Green’s “iron stomach” ORCA digester converts up to 2,400 pounds (more than 1 ton) of solid food waste into a liquid effluent – safe for discharge into the municipal waste water system – within 24 hours......

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Internet-Connected Food Waste? The Internet Of Every 'Thing'


Since 2007, the Orca and Totally Green have been successfully helping their customers across Canada and the United States increase efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. But where does the Internet of Things come into this? ...

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Tips to Trim Your Waste


These days getting wasted means becoming more grounded and conscious about the food we eat and utilizing every part of it rather than throwing it out....

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Spanish Town Installs Communal Fridge To Fight Food Waste


In the Basque Country town of Galdakao, Spain, residents have rallied around a public “solidarity fridge” installed earlier this year in an effort to reduce food waste....

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Produced but never eaten: a visual guide to food waste


Whether the wastage is measured in tonnes of spoiled goods, hectares of agricultural land or household expenditure, the scale is frightening...

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Food banks and food waste


There are some barriers to donating food as a strategy to reduce food waste, and most of them are there for good reasons. However, there have been some changes to make food donations easier....

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BIODEGRADABLE DISPOSABLE PLATES ARE MADE FROM FOOD WASTE


Designers have come up with a variety of solutions, creating disposable tableware from plant-based materials, dough or even orange peels....

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HOW TO END FOOD WASTE, ONE UGLY VEGETABLE AT A TIME


By making soup with veggies that would otherwise get trashed, a new food brand is changing people's attitude about what they want to eat....

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400 CONSUMER GOODS COMPANIES COMMIT TO CUT FOOD WASTE IN HALF


Food waste adds over 3 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the earth's atmosphere every year....

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HOW CUTTING FOOD WASTE COULD HELP THE CLIMATE


The low hanging fruit in tackling climate change is literally rotting....

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MULTINATIONALS COLLABORATE TO HALVE FOOD WASTE


At its annual Global Summit in New York City last week, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announced a bold resolution to tackle food waste....

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FINES FOR FOOD WASTE IN GARBAGE BEGINS JULY 1


As of today, fines for mixing organic food waste with garbage loads will begin in Metro Vancouver....

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FOOD WASTE AT RECORD LEVELS AS OTHER CANADIANS GO HUNGRY


In Canadian grocery stores food is plentiful and abundant. We have grown accustomed to our produce looking picture perfect, and if something is not, most consumers leave it on the shelves....

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THE RACE TO COMPOST K-CUPS


Consumer outrage over the mountain of K-Cup waste created by Keurig coffee machines is brewing innovation....

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AMERICANS WASTE FOOD WORTH $162B EVERY YEAR: REPORT


A majority of Americans waste more food than they are aware of -- $162 billion worth of it each year -- according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University...

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FINES COMING FOR FOOD SCRAP VIOLATIONS


Loads of garbage arriving at Metro Vancouver's waste and transfer facilities with lots of food scraps can expect to pay 50% more through a new surcharge starting in July...

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THE SINS OF ANGELENOS


ENJOY the end of your spring, America. Here in California, ours was over a long time ago. Instead of a true spring, we lived a false spring that began...

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MAYOR DE BLASIO UNVEILS AGGRESSIVE PLAN WASTE


In a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, the nation's biggest city marked Earth Day by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030...

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THE ORCA: A NEW SOLUTION TO FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT


For a lot of us, food waste has become an afterthought. From leftover dinner scraps to a simple orange peel, our immediate response is to throw these things in the garbage ...

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PATRICK ADMINISTRATION FINALIZES COMMERCIAL FOOD WASTE DISPOSAL BAN


The Patrick Administration announced final statewide commercial food waste disposal ban regulations to take effect on October 1, 2014...

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MORE STATES BAN ORGANIC WASTE IN LANDFILLS


After a six-month program in which restaurants volunteered to keep commercial food waste out of landfills, New York City is planning to ban food scraps from hotels, hospitals...

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LANDFILL BANS: HANDLE WITH CARE


Landfill bans on food waste have been introduced in certain European countries as well as across the Atlantic, with mixed results. But does closing the door on landfilled...

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