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Ohio Researchers Propose Way To Transform Industrial Waste To Profit

6th Feb 2023 In a recent study presented in December 2022, researchers from Ohio proposed a way to repurpose large-scale industrial food waste into various profitable bio-efficient alternatives. The research was authored by multiple scientists, including bio-emergent material scholar Katrina Cornish, first author Beenish Saba, Ashok K. Bharathidasan, and Thaddeus C. Ezeji. They suggested the …

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USDA reveals $9.4 million compost investment plans to combat food waste

In a press release on February 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new plans to promote composting initiatives and redirect food waste piling in landfills. The department will invest $9.4 million in its newest project.The USDA emphasized its vision of creating “resilient, local food systems” and the importance of reducing food waste in …

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Irish Company Turns to Willow As Peat Alternative After Extraction Ban

29 Jan 2023 Irish manufacturing company Klassmann-Deilmann has started looking into willow as a substitute for peat in compost materials. Due to a High Court ruling in 2019, large-scale peat extraction has become illegal in Ireland, making it difficult for manufacturers to find a suitable alternative. Klassmann-Deilmann, a major manufacturer of substrate and compost for …

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Canadian Federal Plastics Ban Includes Compostable Co-op Bag

Stock Photo – images.pexels.com By the end of 2023, the Canadian federal plastics regulation will be set to ban Calgary Co-op’s compostable grocery bag, along with single-use plastic bags. This decision was made despite the fact that the bag had passed tests in various composting facilities.The federal government classified Co-op’s bags as unconventional plastic, meaning …

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US Food Waste Crisis: Mills Has An Innovative, Odour Free Solution

22nd Jan 2022 San Bruno-based startup Mill is offering up an innovative waste-management system to help families manage their kitchen scraps efficiently – and address a huge food waste crisis in the USA. The startup offers a membership system, in which members will receive sophisticated green waste bins. People can put their food waste in …

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Compost Your Waste Or Else LA Residents Told With $500 Fines Introduced

21 Jan 2023 Residents and businesses in Los Angeles must now compost their “green” waste or face a $500 dollar fine. The new program, which was initiated through Senate Bill 1383, involves a new curbside pickup program, which will ensure it is easier for people to separate organic and non-organic waste. Residents registered at Los …

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Home Composting Study Misinterpreted By Mass Media, According to Research

15 Jan 2023 A new paper by Francesco Degli-Innocenti argued that mass media misrepresented a home compost study by the University College London (UCL). The UCL report used citizen science to assess the effectiveness of compostable and biodegradable plastics in home composting across the UK. The researchers found that participants were puzzled by the labels …

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