Here’s the Waste Robotics Market News including the 10 key news of this week in waste and recycling industries. Everyone needs to take part in food waste and other waste reduction. However, if we can efficiently collect waste, at least we can sort it to valorize it.
Reducing Food Waste at Home Starts at the Grocery Store
April 26, 2018 – Don’t you just hate it when you buy fresh baby spinach or a nice steak and it goes bad before you can eat it? It’s not only an unfortunate waste of your food and your money. It also harms the environment. Reducing food waste at home can be tricky. According to a Value Chain Management International report, more than $31 billion worth of food is wasted every year in Canada —and a lot of that happens in our own kitchens.
Compass Group Launches Second Annual Stop Food Waste Day
April 27, 2018 – Compass Group, the world’s largest foodservice company, has designated April 27 as Stop Food Waste Day. The international day of action brings individuals and companies together to fight food waste, and this year, chefs across the world will lead live cooking demonstrations in Compass Group cafes to build awareness of the critical food waste problem and inspire change.
Study Finds Americans Waste About One-Third of Their Food Every Day – Here’s How We Can Do Better
April 25, 2018 – According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and published in the journal PLOS ONE, the average American wasted around one pound of food every day from 2007–2014, which amounted to nearly 26 percent of food each day. Basically, about one-third of the food Americans ate every day went to waste!
U.S. grocery stores just got graded on food waste, and only Walmart scored a B
April 25, 2018 – You have to look hard to see the food waste that occurs at grocery stores around the country. To help put the issue into perspective, the Center for Biological Diversity and the “Ugly” Fruit and Veg Campaign examined how the 10 largest U.S. supermarkets deal with food waste. They considered how well the grocers did in areas such as corporate transparency, supply-chain initiatives, support for shoppers and food-donation programs. Then, they gave out letter grades.
E-Waste Pickup Proven Successful in Lowering Dumped Electronics
April 29, 2018 – New York City’s total improperly disposed electronic waste has decreased by nearly 60 percent from 2005 to 2017, thanks in part to Staten Island’s E-waste pickup program. Councilman Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island) proposed the e-waste pickup pilot program in 2016 due to frequent illegal dumping of electronics like televisions throughout the borough.
The average American’s annual food waste, water use, energy consumption, garbage, and carbon emissions in 1 simple chart
April 22, 2018 – America’s thirst for resources seems unquenchable, and its ability to generate waste can be shocking. In 2015, for example, 5% of the world’s population lived in the United States, but the country consumed about 18% of the planet’s energy, according to EIA data. Meanwhile, Americans in 2010 had a 430-billion-pound bounty of food, yet wasted about 31% of it. That’s roughly 141 trillion calories’ worth of grub, according to USDA statistics.
These Singaporeans are moving mountains…of food waste
April 30, 2018 – It is Sunday morning, and a crowd has gathered at City Square Mall in Singapore for a feast. Trays of warm, freshly prepared food have been laid out in buffet style, and as the line of shoppers advance holding out empty plates, servers dish out generous servings of fried rice, vegetables and rice noodles locally known as bee hoon. The best part—the food was completely free of charge, both for organisers and the hungry people who attended Feeding the 5000, the morning’s event.
Food giants Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo will get tougher on single-use plastics
April 30, 2018 – The government may have promised to wipe out avoidable plastic waste in the U.K. by 2042, but last week large swathes of the U.K.’s food and drink sector went a leap further, in a bid to convince the British public they are serious about tackling the plastic waste crisis afflicting the world’s oceans. The U.K.’s biggest supermarkets, food manufacturers and processors — from Lidl and Aldi to Nestle, Unilever and PepsiCo — unveiled an industry-wide promise to overhaul their practices, in an unprecedented step which underscores the impact public concern over plastic waste is having on businesses practices across the country.
Healthy Diets Result In More Food Waste And Greenhouse Gas Emissions
April 29, 2018 – A new study finds a correlation between the exact amounts of food that Americans throw away and how they observed healthy diets consisting of fruits and vegetables. Most people will logically consume more raw fruits and raw vegetables or a mixture of both to promote their health and overall well-being. However, higher-quality diets were associated with higher levels of food waste, according to a study by researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, University of Vermont, and the University of New Hampshire.
Why pristine lakes are filled with toxins
April 30, 2018 – In 2016 a team of scientists scoured a dozen beaches around the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland – not for flora or fauna, but for litter. In particular, plastic litter. It wasn’t hard for them to amass quite the collection of discarded common everyday objects. These included bottle tops, cotton buds, pens, toys and straws. They picked up lesser identified fragments too, such as blocks of polystyrene foam, the kind that keeps fragile goods soft in the post.
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