Articles

Power Knot Fulfills Canadian Department of National Defense’s Order for Additional Food Waste Digesters

February 11,

2021

The Canadian government has a strong mandate to reduce carbon emissions and is pushing changes through all governmental agencies. Sending organic waste to a landfill is recognized globally as having a huge negative impact on the environment. After extensive evaluation of all alternatives, the Canadian DND settled on Power Knot’s LFC biodigesters to help combat climate change. With deployment across military bases throughout Canada, the DND now has purchased six different sizes of LFC biodigesters...

How U.S. Recommitment to GHG Reductions Impacts Food Handling Industries

February 3,

2021

2021 has opened with a number of environmental commitments from the new presidential administration that stand to have a considerable impact on virtually all industries. Chief among these changes is the United States’ commitment to tackling the climate crisis and its reentry into the Paris Climate Agreement. This treaty commits the U.S. to support the shared goal of limiting global warming by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, organizations around the country are taking action to reduce energy usage so that any remaining energy demand can be supplied by renewable energy sources...

The Wasteful Secrets Behind Small Island Tourism

January 27

2021

With blue skies, turquoise oceans, and warm beaches in sight, tourists tend to gloss over the dark secrets that plague the paradise island destinations they love. Some of the trash and food waste they leave behind in their wake eventually ends up in the last place they expect: the ocean.

Small island resorts are plagued by the exacerbated costs of managing and transporting waste. Problems with scalability and the availability of technology have prevented resorts from finding more sustainable waste management solutions. Improper disposal and the accumulation of food wastes has led to a rapid increase in sanitation, pest, and odor problems...

Inside the ‘mechanical stomachs’ reducing food waste on campus

September 28, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Before last year, food thrown away at Nebraska’s Selleck and Cather dining halls followed a complex path.

First, into garbage bags, which were taken away by custodial staff; then, onto a truck, which produced greenhouse gases as it transported them away.

Eventually, the food made its way to a landfill, where it continued to emit more carbon into the atmosphere as it decayed....

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