Brooklyn chef Pzemek Adolf added a 20-seat zero-waste restaurant to his catering company Saucy by Nature to make good use of unused food.
The Waste Biz: What Ford Hopes To Learn From Lizards
Ford Motor company is studying lizards to figure out how to make some of its materials more recyclable. Plus, a hip-hop sneaker restorer…
Charcoal Briquettes Made From Coffee Grounds? Yep, That’s A Thing… [Video]
Inspired by what he saw at a Guatemalan coffee farms, Rich Bruins created Coffee Coals: charcoal briquettes made from used coffee grounds.
The Waste Biz: Is “Big Food” Well-Positioned To Address The Waste Issue?
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 [ … ]
Reclaiming Plastic And Fiber From Dirty Diapers: Knowaste
British company Knowaste has developed technology to reclaim plastic and fiber from dirty diapers and other absorbent hygiene products.
The Waste Biz: John Tierney Questions The Importance Of Recycling
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.
On-Site Plastic To Fuel Recycling: A Better Alternative?
If plastic to fuel recycling can happen on-site, eliminating transportation needs, does that make this a greener process than traditional recycling?
The Waste Biz: Are Consumers Ready To Buy Ugly Fruit?
A popular Change.org petition asks Walmart and Whole Foods to start selling ugly fruit and vegetables to address food waste and food insecurity.
The Waste Biz: Using Pig Poop To Recycle Roofing Shingles
North Carolina’s Bio-Adhesive Alliance may have found a good use for the billions of pounds of pig poop we produce each year.
London Startup Plans To Heat Homes With Used Coffee Grounds
London-based Bio-bean’s first product offering will involves collecting used coffee grounds and processing them into biomass pellets for home heating.
Waste From Sugar Beet Processing Perfect For Strengthening Materials? [Video]
Scottish firm CelluComp has discovered that sugar beet waste can be transformed into a material additive that adds strength and durability.
The Waste Biz: African Entrepreneurs Turning Human Waste Into Fuel
Entrepreneurs in Africa are addressing sanitation needs by collecting human waste and turning it into energy and other necessary products.
The Waste Biz: A Comprehensive Look At Recycling Industry Woes
A detailed overview of the current challenges faced by the recycling industry, plus good news for green-minded New Orleans residents.