A startup focused on rescuing ugly produce finds an investor on Shark Tank. Plus, automated trash collection still needs some tweaking…
The holidays are over, and that means it’s time to get out of holiday mode. So after a month without Waste Biz posts, we’re getting back on track here. Looking [ … ]
Are waste sorting robots, which can sort materials more efficiently, an answer to recycling industry revenue woes?
Does providing financial incentives for food donations of excess stock reward the right behavior? A Canadian professor doesn’t think so.
A new study from United Nations University explores the economic value of human poop, and the wealth potential of making use of it in the developing world.
Halifax, Nova Scotia has seen impressive increases in its recycling rates by requiring residents to put trash for pick-up in clear plastic bags.
Ford Motor company is studying lizards to figure out how to make some of its materials more recyclable. Plus, a hip-hop sneaker restorer…
The industries that make up “Big Food” – ranging from agricultural biotechnology to food processing to fast food to institutional catering – generally don’t get a lot of love from [ … ]
John Tierney raised a ruckus with a NYT op-ed arguing that the importance of recycling is overstated by well-meaning but underinformed consumers and politicians.
A popular Change.org petition asks Walmart and Whole Foods to start selling ugly fruit and vegetables to address food waste and food insecurity.
North Carolina’s Bio-Adhesive Alliance may have found a good use for the billions of pounds of pig poop we produce each year.
Entrepreneurs in Africa are addressing sanitation needs by collecting human waste and turning it into energy and other necessary products.
A detailed overview of the current challenges faced by the recycling industry, plus good news for green-minded New Orleans residents.