Archive for June, 2017

Food Waste for Thought

Restaurants and grocers explore options to meet food waste recycling mandates and reduce waste costs.

Recycling has become the preferred method for dealing with food waste in municipalities where landfills are reaching capacity.  Cities across the country are mandating food establishments with larger tonnages of food waste divert and recycle. According to the National Restaurant Association, 65% of restaurant owners are already implementing some type of food waste recycle program.

Recycling food waste has positives beyond meeting mandates. Proactive restaurateurs are discovering recycled food waste can reduce their waste costs by more than 20%.

Restaurants have discovered that recycling food waste can reduce their waste costs by more than 20%. 

Concrete Recycling Benefits the Environment and Bottom-Line

Concrete recycling is typically something a construction business would not think about, however, it turns out there are several different recycling options you can use when disposing of waste concrete from your work sites.

The Cement Sustainability Initiative reports that concrete is the second most consumed material after water, therefore, finding a way to reuse concrete rather than send it off to a landfill provides a number of benefits to the construction industry, and also helps to keep your operating costs down.

Concrete that is collected at a demolition site can be placed into a crushing machine. The concrete must be uncontaminated, which means it shouldn’t have any trash, wood, paper and other materials in it.…

FOG Program Benefits Restaurants and Environment

A new service from National Waste Associates (NWA) is helping food service establishments nationwide to dispose of used and unwanted fats, oils and grease (FOG) more efficiently and cost effectively than before.

National Waste Associates’ Waste Management Program for Fats, Oils and Grease offers a fast and thorough way to tackle what is a messy and challenging disposal issue for restaurants and food outlets, and an increasingly common and unwanted clean-up problem for local authorities.

As well as hampering the effectiveness of wastewater treatment plants, the build up of FOG in pipework decreases its capacity, creates blockages that are estimated to be the cause of 30 to 35% of all sanitary overflows, and results in the early and expensive replacement of piping.…