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FAO Says Food Waste Harms Climate, Water, Land, and Biodiversity ("the greatest moral scandal")

FAO Says Food Waste Harms Climate, Water, Land, and Biodiversity ("the greatest moral scandal") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
The world wastes 1.3 billion tons of food annually—a third of all the food that’s produced—according to a report published last week by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The world wastes 1.3 billion tons of food annually—a third of all the food that’s produced—according to a report published last week by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This waste not only results in major economic loss, but also causes significant harm to the natural resources that we rely on for food production. It also has moral implications, given that an estimated 870 million people go to bed hungry every night.

According to the report’s authors, food that is produced but not eaten consumes a volume of water three times greater than Lake Geneva and adds 3.3 billion tons of greenhouses gases to the atmosphere every year—more than the entire global shipping industry. Approximately 1.4 billion hectares of land—28 percent of the world’s agricultural area—is used annually to produce this food.

Food is wasted at all stages of the food chain. Fifty-four percent occurs “upstream” during production, post-harvest handling, and storage, while 46 percent occurs “downstream” during the processing, distribution, and consumption stages, according to the report. Generally, developing countries suffer more food loss during agricultural production, whereas food waste at the retail and consumer level tends to be higher in middle- and high-income regions.

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China's 'Green Fence' Policy Stalls US Trash Export Industry | Plastic Free Times

China's 'Green Fence' Policy Stalls US Trash Export Industry | Plastic Free Times | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
China's Operation Green Fence: a blessing in disguise? Encouraging waste reduction & improved processing with policy http://t.co/OtbsCxeNaH

Operation Green Fence, a campaign by Chinese customs to strictly enforce laws governing the import of waste, "could be a game changer," says Doug Kramer, president of Kramer Metals, an international scrap dealer in Los Angeles. "A lot of companies have used China as a dumping ground, getting rid of ... substandard scrap and trash," Mr. Kramer says.

As China's government seeks to raise environmental standards, he says, "I understand China's need to take a hard look" at its imports.

That hard look, involving stepped-up inspections of containers filled with scrap metal, paper, and plastic at Chinese ports and a merciless application of the rules, has intercepted more than 800,000 tons of illegal waste since the campaign began in February, according to the customs agency.

Now nervous traders are refusing to ship consignments of recyclables that might contain unacceptably large amounts of unrecyclable materials (anything from unwashed items to the wrong kind of plastic to random bits and pieces of garbage that get mixed in with the recyclables). And cities and towns across the US and Europe are finding there is no longer a ready market in China for their poorly sorted and often impure bales of plastics, paper, and other waste.

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'New industry' seen for trash reduction ("composting, big or small, now urgent")

'New industry' seen for trash reduction ("composting, big or small, now urgent") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
The city, two other governments and a business filed an application Friday for a $1.4 million state grant to fund a regional composting program.

"Food composting is the standard in Europe and, just like mainstream recycling, will come eventually to New York," says the program summary provided by Manning.

"This grant (in) the Capital District (will) seed a new industry that can serve all 160 municipalities," the summary continues.

Manning said the initiative would help the region meet its sustainability goals.

A successful application, Manning said, would permit Watervliet to move its composting program forward to include an anaerobic digester to produce energy. The city has a compost program and wants to further expand it.

The grant would permit Schenectady County to expand its composting site. Along with Watervliet's digester, this would cater to the regional food waste recycling market, according to the application.

"Composting and digestion sites can be small and compact and can be sited in communities of all sizes. Sites are flow-through, meaning nothing is stored long term on site creating no future brown fields or legacy landfill problems," the summary continues.

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Mandaue to teach students on proper garbage disposal ("start them young")

Mandaue to teach students on proper garbage disposal ("start them young") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it

TO make the children aware about the impact of throwing garbage indiscriminately, a video presentation will be conducted in both public and private schools in Mandaue city.

Mayor Jonas Cortes said it’s important for the children to know the ill effects of throwing garbage indiscriminately, even if it is just a candy wrapper.

Cortes said the activity is part of the city’s information dissemination campaign to address the problem of flooding.

The Mandaue City government will tap the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the program.

“Global warming is caused by our abuse of the environment,” he said.

He said the film-showing activities in schools will promote proper solid waste management.

Cortes blamed climate change for the predicament of Cesar M. Cabahug Elementary School in barangay Looc, Mandaue City that gets flooded during high tide.

Cortes said the city will intensify information dissemination in schools to help address flooding.

He said there are residents who continue to throw wastes anywhere, clogging drains and creeks.

 

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Benguet town complains about Baguio garbage ("garbage plan still in limbo") - Inquirer.net

Benguet town complains about Baguio garbage ("garbage plan still in limbo") - Inquirer.net | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Benguet town complains about Baguio garbage Inquirer.net The city's general services office began transferring its sorting area for garbage to Sitio Lamtang in La Trinidad from its original location in Barangay Irisan here after teachers and...

Baguio garbage collectors sort out up to 120 metric tons of garbage a day in this way station before these are shipped to a commercial landfill in Urdaneta City.

Tabanda said her office was not consulted about the move. She said the city government also failed to secure the building, sanitation and health permits needed to move trash to La Trinidad.

But when asked, Tabanda said her office did  not plan to file an environmental complaint.

“We will allow Baguio to explain the nature of its activities [in Lamtang] and conduct consultations,” she said. “If [the way station] would have a negative impact on the environment and the nearest La Trinidad community, then it has to stop. If there is no negative impact, then it will get our approval if that’s how we can help Baguio City.”

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Our deep sea garbage dump: 18000 hours of footage shows Pacific seafloor ... - Daily Mail

Our deep sea garbage dump: 18000 hours of footage shows Pacific seafloor ... - Daily Mail | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
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Our deep sea garbage dump: 18000 hours of footage shows Pacific seafloor ...
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Instead, they discovered that debris accumulates in deep sea slopes and rocky areas.
Deep sea vehicles viewed dive sites all along the West Coast from the Gulf of California to Vancouver Island and all around the Hawaiian Islands, with the worst accumulation of plastic, metal, fishing debris, and other trash in Monterey Canyon off the California coast. Researchers did not find random spatterings of trash all across the Pacific seafloor. Instead, they discovered that debris accumulates in deep sea slopes and rocky areas. There was more garbage found in deeper areas than in more shallower spots. ‘I was surprised that we saw so much trash in deeper water. We don't usually think of our daily activities as affecting life two miles deep in the ocean.’ Said lead author of the study Kyra Schlining. ‘I'm sure that there's a lot more debris in the canyon that we're not seeing. A lot of it gets buried by underwater landslides and sediment movement. Some of it may also be carried into deeper water, farther down the canyon.’ Most of the debris, about a third of it, is plastic. Because there is no sunlight on the sea floor, these petroleum-based objects can take hundreds of years to degrade. And as they do, they often turn brittle and break into tiny pieces. As this happens, it becomes more likely that tiny sea floor creatures will consume the toxic substances. This can harm the animal and introduce foreign substances into the food chain.
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Learn and laugh: 5 food waste videos

Learn and laugh: 5 food waste videos | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Created for World Environment Day, these videos illustrate the global issue of food waste with both humor and gravity.

On June 5th, World Environment Day drew attention to the issue of global food waste. There is a lot of work to be done around this issue, including raising awareness. These videos from the United Nations Environment Programmeaddress the issue in different ways, some take a straight forward look at this serious issue and others take a more lighthearted approach.

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Sainsbury's Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill - Environmental Leader ("1 company at a time to zero waste")

Sainsbury's Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill - Environmental Leader ("1 company at a time to zero waste") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's has diverted all store waste from landfills, achieving its zero-waste goal in just three years — and seven years ahead of schedule. Putting all waste to positive use and finding ways to reuse it is one of the targets ...
Surplus food that can’t be used by the UK supermarket chain’s charity partners is now processed into animal feed to support British farmers or used to generate energy through anaerobic digestion, the company says. All general waste from stores is recycled or turned into fuel. In 1994, Sainsbury’s helped to found FareShare, a UK food redistribution organization. It now provides the charity — and more than 400 local food donation partners — with food fit for human consumption. Sainsbury’s also launched a large-scale food drive, the Million Meal Appeal, to collect non-perishable food and augment its FareShare donations. In 2011 and 2012, after just three days, 3.2 million meals were collected — half donated by customers and half matched by Sainsbury’s. In 2012-13 Sainsbury’s donated more than 10 million meals to food charities across the country including FareShare.
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China's 'Clean Your Plate Campaign' seeing progress in reducing food waste - Public Radio International PRI

China's 'Clean Your Plate Campaign' seeing progress in reducing food waste - Public Radio International PRI | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
China's 'Clean Your Plate Campaign' seeing progress in reducing food waste Public Radio International PRI Marketing executives Zhang Ye and Xia Xue helped organize China's “Clean Your Plate” campaign when they saw students at a Beijing university...

“China is rich now, people finally have something to spend,” he said. “The other thing is China’s dining culture. If there’s something left in the plates, they have their face. They have a sense of security. If you have more than you actually need, it’s something to be proud of.”

But the new campaign uses the slogan “I’m proud of my clear plate.”

The campaigners also started posting on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, which has some 400 million users. They weren’t the first to do this. Almost a year earlier, journalist Xu Zhijun, had posted a photo of an empty plate on Weibo, with the caption “Operation Empty Plate.” He’d moved to Beijing from a smaller town, and, like Zhang Ye and Xia Xue, was shocked by how much food Beijingers left on restaurant tables.

But Zhang and Xia and their friends had better timing. Their call to action came just after new Communist Party chief Xi Jinping came to power, demanding an end to extravagant banquets and other self-indulgences by party officials. Last year, government officials spent $48 billion on state banquets.

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100 Percent recyclable sneakers ("hope all shoes were made this way")

100 Percent recyclable sneakers ("hope all shoes were made this way") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it

Crosskix as a new athletic shoe that can be disassembled, is fully recyclable and is fully usable for running and training (the latter being a useful feature for athletic shoes).


Crosskix has also developed the RECY-KIX program, which allows used or worn shoes to be sent back to the company for recycling. You even get a 15 percent discount on the next purchase of Crosskix, which will be accepted at select stores around the world.


Perhaps not going to rid the world of waste, but a step in the right direction.


Relevant site:

Crosskix: http://crosskix.com/


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Special needs workers open e-waste recycling spot ("great initiative") - Jerusalem Post

Special needs workers open e-waste recycling spot ("great initiative") - Jerusalem Post | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Special needs workers open e-waste recycling spot Jerusalem Post Hailing almost entirely from Israel's special needs population, the workers are employees of the Ecommunity Group's electronic waste recycling facility in Karmiel, where they are...
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Farm waste may demand return of biofuels - NBCNews.com (blog)

Farm waste may demand return of biofuels - NBCNews.com (blog) | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Farm waste may demand return of biofuels
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The process aims to transform agriculture waste, most of which would normally be discarded, into a renewable source of fuel.

The renewable fuel sector "is maturing," said Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of biotech company Novozymes, an active player in the biofuels industry. In an interview, Nielsen cited estimates that indicate fewer than 20 percent of agricultural waste could satisfy half of the world's gasoline demand by the year 2030.

"This is not phantom technology, it does exist," Nielsen said, dismissing a common concern that the process is detrimental to farming. "We're taking about a fifth of the agriculture waste that is left to rot in nature anyhow. American farmers can do this in two years' time; it's just a question of building the plants."

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Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni proposes cutting car allowances to pay for recycling - NOLA.com

Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni proposes cutting car allowances to pay for recycling - NOLA.com | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni proposes cutting car allowances to pay for recycling NOLA.com Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni is slashing controversial car allowances for political appointees and proposing to use the savings to run the city's garbage recycling...
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Wonderful idea! Trim excess fat from government and use savings for recycling.
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Recovering energy and resources from garbage - The Vancouver Observer ("better than burying resources")

Recovering energy and resources from garbage - The Vancouver Observer ("better than burying resources") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
The Vancouver Observer Recovering energy and resources from garbage The Vancouver Observer The countries with some of the world's highest recycling rates are also those with the highest Waste to Energy recovery rates (Germany, Switzerland, Sweden,...

Like many urban regions in other countries with high recycling rates, Metro Vancouver has determined that Waste to Energy is the most environmentally responsible and cost effective means of dealing with garbage that cannot yet be recycled.

The best way to manage residual waste in our region has been discussed and studied for many years.

In 2008, the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors took the bold decision to abandon disposal of residual waste at a landfill in BC’s Interior.

Existing and planned recycling and reuse efforts are effectively removing resources from the waste stream before disposal. Organics programs are transforming food scraps and yard trimmings into compost and energy-rich biofuel.

So the question is not whether the communities of Metro Vancouver are committed to achieving the highest possible rates of waste diversion. They most certainly are. Rather, the question is about the most effective means of managing the inevitable volumes of waste that remain.


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Leave the ocean garbage alone: we need to stop polluting first - The Conversation

Leave the ocean garbage alone: we need to stop polluting first - The Conversation | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Leave the ocean garbage alone: we need to stop polluting first
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Recent plans to clean plastics from the five massive ocean garbage patches could do more damage to the environment than leaving the plastic right where it is.

One of the more interesting aspects of the centres of the ocean gyres where the patches form, is that they are the ocean equivalent of deserts. There is very little life there. It is the reason why there are hardly any commercial fisheries in these areas and why it is perhaps one of the safest places for these plastics to remain.

It is because this area is an ocean desert that we can say (often in a dramatic voice) that if you were to put a net in the water in one of these gyre centres, you would pull up more plastic than ocean life.

I admit to being guilty of using this statement. However, while it is certainly true that there is a lot of plastic in the gyres, it is also true that there is very little ocean life in these same places, so the bar for this statement is set rather low.

The reason for this lack of life is because the water is nutrient poor. And the reason why the water in the gyres is nutrient poor is the exact same reason why the garbage patches form there.

By focusing on this far-from-shore clean up we are missing the more pertinent concern. The real and direct impact of ocean-going plastic is not where it ends up, but the route it takes from our beaches to the garbage patches.

It’s when the plastic passes through these ecologically and economically important regions that we should be most concerned. These are the places where we fish.

We have recently shown that it can take up to 50 years for plastic released from our shorelines to travel to the patches. That means that even if we would clean up the garbage patches today, the garbage would return within a few decades, as the plastic that is currently spread across the ocean slowly accumulates again.

If we stop polluting today, within a few decades there will be almost no more plastics in our oceans outside of the garbage patches.

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"Full Waste Recovery Program for Metro Manila" approved by National Solid Waste Commission

"Full Waste Recovery Program for Metro Manila" approved by National Solid Waste Commission | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it

Aug. 5 - Earth Day Philippines President Bert Guevara is shown explaining the program entitled "Full Waste Recovery Program for Metro Manila" to the Technical Working Group of the National Solid Waste Management Commission of the Philippines. The program was jointly conceived by Earth Day Network Philippines, with the business sector represented by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Philippine Business for the Environment, with the full support of Coca-Cola FEMSA.

The program involved an "incentivized waste collection scheme" that will recover the non-traditional packaging materials, which would otherwise be the cause of Metro Manila's garbage and flooding problems. The incentives will be shouldered by private businesses and managed by Earth Day Philippines, through facilities called "Redemption & Recycling Depots", which will be hosted by Coca-Cola FEMSA. The recovered wastes will then be transferred to recycling, co-processing and biomass facilities to upgrade them into useful by-products.

This approved scheme hopes to be in place by early 2014, in time for the APEC Conference in Manila in 2015.

 

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Recycling saves General Motors $1bn

Recycling saves General Motors $1bn | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it

Generals Motors (GM) generated $1bn of revenue from recycling and reuse initiatives last year, the automotive giant has revealed in its latest sustainability report.

General Motors recycled 90 per cent of worldwide manufacturing waste last year, leading to 105 landfill-free facilities (RT @DRMeyer1: Beyond Impressive!

The company insisted that all by-products are now regarded as useful and marketable and as such are managed using an electronic tracking system in order to recover the highest value possible.

These innovations have helped GM reduce total waste by 25 kilograms per vehicle since 2010.

In a foreword to the report, GM chairman and chief executive Dan Akerson said energy diversity, resource conservation, and CO2 reduction were "business imperatives" for the organisation.

"Sustainability... can deliver revenue opportunities, cost savings and risk mitigation," he added.

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Waste resource recovery: discarding the throw-away mentality ("bull's eye!") - The Burnside News

Waste resource recovery: discarding the throw-away mentality ("bull's eye!") - The Burnside News | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Waste resource recovery: discarding the throw-away mentality
The Burnside News
While this has been the case for many years now, more recently corporations such as Waste Management Corp.

The fact of the matter is that it’s all resource. Waste is a human and perhaps economic construct. Some smart municipalities are now using waste resources such as organic material as an input to anaerobic digesters and producing methane that could be burned for heat or as a fuel for electricity generation. The residue then becomes a soil amendment.

So the “waste” now has a double value. This is a different way of thinking about waste. Nova Scotia has gone a long way down this road, but could do more.

The component of the original resource that one manufacturer might not want could become someone else’s resource. This way of thinking is known as industrial symbiosis or by-product synergy. The concept is that any manufacturing process generates both product and by-products. The latter could be physical material, but it could also be heat or hot water.

What are some of the benefits of this approach? Here are a few of them:

• changing waste into a revenue stream

• fostering cross-industry communication

• reducing waste disposal costs

• educing waste disposal into landfills

• reducing demand for virgin materials from out of province

• creating new business opportunities

• improving business competitiveness.

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Taking out the rivers' trash, one piece at a time ("simply selfless and other-centered man!")

Taking out the rivers' trash, one piece at a time ("simply selfless and other-centered man!") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
In the past 15 years, Chad Pregracke has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States.

But that's just scratching the surface.

He's also helped retrieve 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, 12 hot tubs, four pianos and almost 1,000 refrigerators.

"People intentionally dumped (these) in the river and also littered," Pregracke said. "Even 100 miles away, (trash) will find its way into a creek or a storm drain and into, ultimately, the Mississippi River."

For Pregracke, removing this debris has become his life's work. Sometimes called "The Rivers' Garbageman," he lives on a barge about nine months out of the year with members of his 12-person crew. Together, they organize community cleanups along rivers across the country.

It's a dirty job, but Pregracke, 38, took it on because he realized that no one was doing it. It began as a solo effort, and over the years his energy, enthusiasm and dedication have helped it grow. To date, about 70,000 volunteers have joined his crusade, helping him collect more than 7 million pounds of debris through his nonprofit,Living Lands & Waters.

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How Cities Compost Mountains of Food Waste

How Cities Compost Mountains of Food Waste | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
New York City amps up food recycling, while San Francisco shows the way.

A number of other cities around the country already require food scrap recycling, including San Francisco and Seattle, but the idea has been slower to catch on in New York, where critics worried that the urban density may make it more difficult—and possibly smellier.

In his State of the City address in February, Bloomberg had called food waste "New York City's final recycling frontier." The mayor said, "We bury 1.2 million tons of food waste in landfills every year at a cost of nearly $80 per ton. That waste can be used as fertilizer or converted to energy at a much lower price. That's good for the environment and for taxpayers."

The administration says it will soon be looking to pay a local composting plant to process 100,000 tons of food scraps a year, or about 10 percent of the city's residential food waste. In the Big Apple, only residential refuse is handled directly by the city, since businesses must hire private disposal service providers.

A few businesses have already been diverting food scraps for composting on the private market, especially from high-profile "green buildings" like the Hearst Tower and Bank of America Tower.

The city says it also intends to hire a company to build a plant that will turn food waste into biogas—methane that can be burned to generate electricity just like natural gas. The food waste program is expected to ramp up over the next few years, starting with volunteers, until it reaches full deployment around 2015 or 2016.

New York will also likely be able to tap into an existing network of composters, since private groups have been sowing the seeds for some time. The Lower East Side Ecology Center, for example, has operated a popular composting program for city residents since 1990. Some people also report saving up their kitchen scraps and bringing them to drop-off locations at farmers markets and other locations.


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Agencies unite to reduce food waste ("time for everyone to jump on the bandwagon")

Agencies unite to reduce food waste ("time for everyone to jump on the bandwagon") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Agriculture are partnering on an effort to reduce food waste in the country.

 

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'Scrappers' scouring curbside garbage lucrative and legal ("it's a service to some") - CTV News

'Scrappers' scouring curbside garbage lucrative and legal ("it's a service to some") - CTV News | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
'Scrappers' scouring curbside garbage lucrative and legal
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Every day, almost 900 tonnes of garbage is sent to the Waterloo Region Landfill.

Kathleen Barsoum of Waterloo Region’s waste management division says there’s nothing illegal about scrapping. “As long as the stuff is getting recycled, that is the goal,” she says.

Sunday evenings often produce the best hauls. “Most people clean up on the wekeends,” says Vere. “We can get a lot and – I have a storage unit, I’ll put some in there – and we can go back out on Sunday night because people put their stuff out at different times.” So what do they pick up?

“Anything that is recyclable, that has a motor in it,” says Vere. “Anything with a piece of metal in it. E-waste such as electronics, TVs, VCRs, fridges, stoves. “

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Jamie Oliver Opens Zero-Waste Restaurant ("hope is menu is healthy too") | Earth911.com

Jamie Oliver Opens Zero-Waste Restaurant ("hope is menu is healthy too") | Earth911.com | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has opened a new American-style pop-up restaurant in London that will enforce a zero waste policy. All produce at Jamie Oliver's Diner will be eaten, composted, recycled or upcycled.
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Hong Kong's struggle to combat its waste crisis - The Phuket News ("time for zero waste management")

Hong Kong's struggle to combat its waste crisis - The Phuket News ("time for zero waste management") | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
Hong Kong's struggle to combat its waste crisis The Phuket News It added that this can only be dealt with “by taking multi-pronged actions, ranging from waste reduction at source to enhancing waste recovery, as well as building a comprehensive and...

The majority of the 13,000 tonnes of rubbish dumped at landfills in Hong Kong each day is termed ‘municipal solid waste’ (MSW), generated by households, business and industry.

With a population of more than 7 million, Hong Kong is sending 1.3 kilograms of MSW per person to landfills daily. Most of it is ‘domestic waste’ – rubbish from homes and institutions including schools, as well as refuse collected by public cleaning services, from food to furniture.

“They may have a perfectly good piece of furniture but they will dump it for a new one because there is no sense of responsibility – there’s a habit of consuming and disposing of things.”

Ho, along with other campaigners, also blames government inertia for Hong Kong’s mountains of rubbish.

The EPD published a 10-year framework for managing the city’s waste in 2005 but has been criticised for failing to implement much of the plan and for having no concrete schedule for instigating it.

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With Fewer Trash Pickups In Portland, Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Recycling Bins - OPB News (blog)

With Fewer Trash Pickups In Portland, Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Recycling Bins - OPB News (blog) | Zero Waste World | Scoop.it
With Fewer Trash Pickups In Portland, Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Recycling Bins OPB News (blog) The company handles three-quarters of the curbside recycling for the city of Portland, and 2.5 percent of what it takes in ends up going to a landfill:...

"In the grand scheme of things, the amount of dirty diapers we get is an extremely small percentage, but it's by far the most disgusting percentage," said Ristau. "It's never a good idea to expose your employees to dirty diapers. It's nothing I ever thought I'd have to do, nor do I want to keep doing it."

"We do not want those diapers in there, for sure," said Armstrong. "I know it can be kind of striking to see – Oh my God, that's a dirty diaper – but as a percentage amount it's very, very small. It's a small problem, but it's one that we take seriously."

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