Posted Jul 31, 2019 SC Johnson and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have announced a global partnership reflective of their mutual goal to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. SC Johnson joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's nine existing Global Partners—Intesa Sanpaolo, Danone, Google, H&M, Nike, Phillips, Renault, Solvay and Unilever—in driving forward market-leading, circular economy initiatives at scale.
Posted Jul 30, 2019 Meanwhile, in Canada, the Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste published by Second Harvest called for action to reduce its estimate that 58% of Canadian food never gets eaten.The Canadian report highlights that 32% of the food currently going to waste is edible food that could be redirected to people. It finds much higher quantities of wasted food in processing and manufacturing than other, similar reports. Among the long list of recommended solutions, a few target places where food donation is needlessly barred. For instance, some vendor agreements between manufacturer and retailers currently require any excess product to be destroyed rather than donated. Similarly, claiming crop insurance can prevent a farmer from donating excess or damaged crop.
Posted Jul 29, 2019 11 tips to stop food waste at home:
Posted Jul 28, 2019 "There is a tremendous potential for biogas to be a significant building block in the climate and energy plans for the UK, EU and the world," said Mr Svenningsen. "The largest single emission source is by far energy production. Some 70 per cent of global GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions are directly caused by energy generation, and most of that is by burning fossil fuel. Wind and solar are among the most rapidly expanding new renewable energy sources, but too many countries are still subsidising fossil fuel."
Posted Jul 28, 2019 Food for All is a new app combating food waste that is exploding in the Boston and New York areas. Founded by three Latinos in 2016, the app is a virtual marketplace where restaurants list their leftovers at heavily discounted prices for customers to pick up around closing.
Posted Jul 27, 2019 One of Latha's customers is repurposing leftover marinara sauce in his Bloody Marys. Others are using bruised fruit for purees or pineapple tops for garnishes. At the Chicago restaurant brand Lettuce Entertain You, they've been using zested lemons that are too "unsightly" to be put on a plate or in a drink to make fresh citrus juice.
Posted Jul 26, 2019 Live in Guelph or Hamilton? Starting Monday, you can use the online zero-waste grocery delivery service, Zerocery!
Posted Jul 26, 2019 "Why can't people have quality food at a low discount, while also reducing waste?" said Rodríguez, the co-founder and CEO of the app, Food for All. The app, available on Android and iPhone, pulls up a user's location and then finds participating area restaurants that have deals. From there, restaurants pick the time that customers can go get the food, often at closing time. In most situations, food prices are over 50 percent off.
Posted Jul 25, 2019 Nothing exemplifies modernity like plastic...[but] because most plastic doesn't biodegrade, it's with us, literally, forever.
Posted Jul 24, 2019 Meanwhile, in New York: A new law signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive dramatic changes over the next 30 years. It calls for all the state's electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Transportation and building heating systems would also run on clean electricity rather than oil and gas. "This is the most ambitious, the most well-crafted legislation in the country," Al Gore said of the state's new targets.
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