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Waste - implies unwanted or unusable materials. The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable).

Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes, or surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.

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Research on individual experiences with recycling and compost

Hi all,

I am doing a research project on recycling and composting and wanted to get feedback on individual experiences with composting and recycling.

If you can take a look at my survey, I would greatly appreciate it!


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New FDIA Law prioritizes and protects food donations

If you wonder why grocery stores don't donate more of their unsold and/or soon-to-be expired food, there's an explanation. Most businesses will claim liability concerns about donating older food that has the potential to make people sick. But a law on food donation was actually passed all the way back in 1996, which was meant to protect businesses from litigation and boost food donation. Unfortunately, the law wasn't great, it lacked clarity, and businesses opted to just avoid the risk altogether by chucking their excess food in the trash.


Now the Biden administration has passed the Food Donation Improvement Act, in the hopes it corrects the issues in the old law and results in less wasted food.

The FDIA expands liability protections to cover food that supermarkets sell at reduced prices as well as food donations that go directly to those in need. Previously, the protections applied only to food donations to nonprofits. The FDIA will now make it possible for people to pick up food donations directly from stores, restaurants, or even schools. The new law also requires the USDA to clarify its food donation guidelines regarding business liability, including resolving the issue of confusing “best by” dates.

There are some major improvements in this law, but we can all still help.

Nature, in a recent analysis, found that global food consumption alone could add nearly 1 °C to warming by 2100. It's mission-critical that we reduce food waste wherever and however we can.


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How to attract Black soldier fly from anywhere in the wild and get eggs to start your black soldier fly farm

Hello everyone, my name is Kate and I am the founder at Marafiki Green Innovation Center, a registered NGO in Uganda. I would love to meet some people here and share ideas. I provided some information on starting a black soldier fly for those of you who may find it helpful. I also have a Youtube channel where I discuss about Black Soldier Fly cultivation and the work our organization is doing.

In case you want to start black soldier fly farming and you can’t find local breeders of black soldier fly to sell you eggs to start. Here are the few steps you need to follow to attract from the female BSF to lay eggs.Prepare an attractant composed of organic waste such as pineapple peelings, banana peelings and oranges garbage.

Mix them into the container and on top of the substrate, place your wooden eggies the medium used to collect BSF eggs then place the attractant outside in shaded place and check after two weeks.Check out my Youtube videos for visual demonstrations and more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZKVafVVMI&fbclid=IwAR0Ic_2MDEw7doMCuozXEieZRUsUon37e13d5ZYL-7v3AVXU0G8mjNF27a8

At Marafiki every day we are at farms to support our community training and providing BSF start up kits to farmers who wish to start black soldier fly farming. We also provide affordable insect-based protein to poultry farmers and provide work to the orphans, widows and youths. We want to buy a motorbike so we can serve the community better. We will really feel blessed if you can share our videos and support us for 5 dollors the price of a coffee in USA you can make a big difference for us and our farmers and youth. Thanks for the love stay blessed.

Here is our Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=KZHZ4SDLFH2GU&fbclid=IwAR04k7STimg4LzDNsa5N-bKr_Z8BrPujHbE3ddww86iDOJjt7aO2cjJaYzM

Thank you!!!

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Al Jaber's recent address in India highlighted the UAE's commitment to supporting India's clean energy goals. The two nations are working together to develop renewable energy technologies like nuclear and hydrogen power.

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What's the process of extracting pure copper from waste cables and wires?

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Is your aluminum plastic recycling machine environmental friendly? Will it cause pollution?

Environmental protection is the trend all over the world. As a aluminum plastic recycling machine manufacturer, there are many people asked me the questions: Is your aluminum plastic recycling machine environmental friendly? Will it cause pollution? Now, I will answer the question. Henan Doing Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd's aluminum plastic recycling machine is environmental friendly and it won't cause any pollution.


Firstly, the working process of aluminum plastic recycling machine is: feeding - crushing - grinding - rotating vibration screening - electrostatic separation - aluminum & plastic. The first is knife crushing, and the crushed materials are transported to the next step by air transport. The air transport conveyor is a fully enclosed transportation, which can prevent the pollution of the working environment of the factory building caused by the random flying of materials, and keep the environment around the factory clean. And as for the produced dust during processing, it is equipped with pulse dust removal system, so it won't pollute air.

Besides, our aluminum plastic recycling machine adopts dry type physical separation method, which is no water, no fire and no chemical. So it won't cause pollution on water resource or soil. As a machine, there must be some noise when working. But the noise is within 85 decibels of the noise standard of the industrial zone. Therefore, it won't produce noise pollution either.


Henan Doing Company is a comprehensive enterprise related to design, research and development, manufacture, marketing, technical support and installation service. Its aluminum plastic recycling machine can separate aluminum from plastic of aluminum-plastic materials. The purity & quality of aluminum and plastic are pretty high, which can bring higher profit to us. If you are interested in it, and want to know more information about the machine. You can contact us and we will give you our best support.

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How a Coastal Recycling Plant Became a Toxic Superfund Site - A documentary about owners of recycling plant leaving 250 olympic swimming pools worth of toxic waste on the beach in CA

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Free learning opportunity - CPD accredited

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