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  • Municipalities’ interest in organic recycling grows

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    There is huge amount of interest in decreasing the amount of food that is wasted and also recycling or repurposing the food scraps that are generated. This interest spans across many sectors and types of organizations, but certainly includes municipalities. In fact, municipalities throughout the U.S. are making significant strides when it comes to organic recycling programs.

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  • New England organizations honored by EPA for reducing food waste sent to landfills

    Two Massachusetts organizations were honored nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their work keeping wasted food out of landfills and incinerators and putting it to better use. Another 24 organizations across New England received certificates recognizing their work reducing food waste as part of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

  • Meridian Waste launches commercialization plans for biomass facility

    Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and technology company, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Attis Innovations, formerly Meridian Innovations, has initiated commercialization plans for it first biomass processing facility. Attis will immediately begin feedstock evaluation and assess potential locations for commercial scale operations.

  • Anaergia partners to build facility

    Anaergia Inc. entered into an agreement to construct an innovative waste organics facility at Waste Management’s Sun Valley site. This project is designed to recover food waste from Los Angeles’ municipal solid waste stream.

  • Weltec Biopower expands biogas plant of milk powder manufacturer

    The German plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower recently signed the contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk powder producer Estancias del Lago (EDL) in Uruguay. From late 2018, the plant with its eight digesters will generate a rated thermal input of more than six megawatt from cattle manure and fodder leftovers. The company will use the biogas for drying and steam generation purposes in the production process.

  • Meridian attains licensing for bio-refining facility

    Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Meridian Innovations LLC, announced its exclusive licensing of the patented AST-Organosolv Process Technology from American Science and Technology Corporation (AST).

  • ABB Campus Montreal LEED includes indoor composting efforts

    ABB announced that the Canadian Green Building Council has certified Campus Montreal with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver accreditation. This represents an exceptional standard for a building that houses a range of energy-intensive activities that include manufacturing.

  • Eco-Products partners to turn trash into soil

    Eco-Products is partnering with the National Aquarium on an innovative new effort to turn guests’ trash into rich, fertile soil – rather than ending up in area landfills.

  • Reducing food waste from the start

    Americans waste a shocking amount of food every year – up to 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, according to the USDA.

  • NERC receives U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for organics work

    The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has been awarded $65,638 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Services Solid Waste Management Grant Program, to implement food waste, organics, and manure management in rural Maryland communities.

  • City Of Los Angeles launches food waste grant challenge

    Officials for the City of Los Angeles launched a new food waste grant competition at the first ever Food Day LA event at City Hall as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to divert waste from landfills.

  • California approves bills to cut food waste

    The California state legislature passed two bills that offer solutions to some of the leading causes of wasted food.

  • Three cities add food service packaging to curbside recycling programs

    Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky are part of a growing number of cities recycling food service packaging at the curb.

  • Republic Services earns award for excellence in composting systems

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Pacific Region Compost Facility (PRC) the winner of the Silver Excellence Award in the composting systems category. The award was presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON, in Baltimore.

  • Organix receives bag patent

    Organix Solutions, an organics recovery and municipal solid waste company based in Minnesota, has received a full patent for its organics co-collection program.

  • Quest Resource Holding renews food waste recycling contract with Kroger Co.

    Quest Resource Holding Corporation, a leader in sustainability, recycling, and environmental and resource management, has disclosed the renewal of a three year waste minimization contract with The Kroger Co. Quest will continue to implement custom food waste and meat recycling solutions for the retailer across the U.S.

  • 10 million tons of produce discarded in U.S. annually

    Greenbelt Resources Corporation has successfully developed a solution to address industrial segments of the global food waste problem. In the U.S., 30 to 40 percent of food goes to waste costing the country $220 billion in economic losses, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumers and businesses throw another 53 million tons of food away.

  • Associations partner to address solid waste challenges in the industry

    The Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) and The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) have agreed to partner to help advance sustainable materials management in the Northeast over the next five years.

  • Phoenix’s compost facility earns Envision Silver Rating

    The City of Phoenix’s 27th Avenue Compost Facility is the recent recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver verification. The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts.