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  • While Consumers Shout, Biz Quietly Improves Management of Munchies
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Our editor reflects on the blaring conversation regarding food waste: what we're being told, how we're responding, and how it's paying off. The post While Consumers Shout, Biz Quietly Improves Management of Munchies appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Two anaerobic food digesters will reduce trash bills for the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. By using the digesters to break down organic trash, the casino will reduce its monthly trash load by 20 to 30 tons, according to LehighValleyLive.com. The food digesters use microorganisms to break leftover food ... Read more » The post Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • So Many Governments Focus on Food Waste – But What’s Working?
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Since the year 2000, local and national governments have dramatically increased the number of initiatives focused on addressing the problem of food waste. Now, governments in more than 20 countries around the world are taking action to reduce food waste, according to a new report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more » The post So Many Governments Focus on Food Waste – But What’s Working? appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Why environmental groups are speaking out after Charlottesville
    Posted by Virginia Palacios on August 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    In a country hobbled by racism we must address civil rights to be able to make true environmental progress.    &nbs […]

  • Molson Coors Reduces Water Consumption 0.6% in 2016
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Molson Coors was able to reduce water consumption by 0.6% in 2016 and announced plans to improve water-use efficiency by 22% by 2025. The company’s water strategy focuses on working with farmers on water conservation, improving soil health and biodiversity, and advancing water restoration efforts in its watersheds. The company ... Read more » The post Molson Coors Reduces Water Consumption 0.6% in 2016 appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Here's why putting more tax dollars behind coal is such a wasteful proposition
    Posted by Jim Marston on August 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Imagine what $4.5 billion annually could do for Appalachia if we spent it to really help this economically struggling region.    &nbs […]

  • Cream Cheese Plant Uses ‘Unsustainable & Disruptive’ Amounts of Water
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    A Philadelphia Cream Cheese plant in the Village of Lowville, NY, has been issued a mandatory water conservation order. The plant recently used more than a million gallons of water in a day, when the village’s water filtration plant can only filter 1.3 million gallons in a 24-hour period, according ... Read more » The post Cream Cheese Plant Uses ‘Unsustainable & Disruptive’ Amounts of Water appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    The increasing furor over food waste we’ve been seeing in the US has been going on for nearly a decade in Norway, when in 2010 the state and the food industry began working to together to reduce the amount of food that goes unconsumed. Now, a new store called Best Før ... Read more » The post Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff
    Posted by Alyssa Danigelis on August 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Cigarette butts, all roughly 1.2 million metric tons of them, pile up annually and the waste shows no sign of tapering off. But an enterprising engineering researcher from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, might have figured out an effective and productive way to recycle them. The resulting material could help ... Read more » The post Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels
    Posted by Alyssa Danigelis on August 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    People Against Dirty, the San Francisco-based company that makes Method cleaning products, just joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, which aims to reduce confusion about recycling through clear standardized consumer labels. A new line of Method dishwasher detergent packs sold in stand-up plastic pouches will soon have the How2Recycle ... Read more » The post Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • How the New Food Waste Policy Could Affect Your Business
    Posted by Emily Holbrook on August 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    The new Food Recovery Act (H.R. 3444) could become the first national food waste policy could have numerous implications for several sectors of the U.S economy. With the new food waste policy, date labels would finally be standardized on the federal level. According to wastedive.com, under the legislation, if a ... Read more » The post How the New Food Waste Policy Could Affect Your Business appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]

  • Index Names Notable Cities Reaching Sustainable Goals; California Nabs 4 of Top 10
    Posted by Jennifer Hermes on August 15, 2017 at 11:10 am

    US cities, home to more than 62% of the domestic population, are at a critical juncture, with many experiencing dangerous levels of water scarcity and drought, food insecurity, and flooding due to sea-level rise, as well as other challenges. Now, cities have received a wake-up call – and a call ... Read more » The post Index Names Notable Cities Reaching Sustainable Goals; California Nabs 4 of Top 10 appeared first on Environmental Leader. […]