Throwing it all away
- From Waste to Superbrand: The Uneasy Relationship between Vegemite and Its Origins. Brien, Donna Lee // M/C Journal;2010, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p4
The article discusses ways in making food waste as a resource in Australia. It focuses on the yeast spread Vegemite, which has achieved and sustained its status as popular symbol of food waste product in the country despite the public's resistance to recycling and reuse of food products. It...
- HOW GREEN ARE GREEN PLASTICS? Stevens, E.S. // BioCycle;Dec2002, Vol. 43 Issue 12, p42
Focuses on the evolution of the green plastics issues in the U.S. Identification of the differences among various plastics; Interests of the composting and green plastics industries; Expansion of large-scale markets for compostable plastics. INSET: POLY WHAT?.
- NatureWorks tests Ingeo PLA for recyclability. Verespej, Mike // Plastics News;5/25/2009, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p8
The article reports that NatureWorks LLC is ensuring that product made from its Ingeo polylactic resin can be separated, recycled and not adversely affect reclaimers. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based firm is not letting the economic downturn deter it from moving forward. NatureWorks'...
- Food scraps make perfect plastic. Sample, Ian // New Scientist;11/23/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2370, p25
Focuses on a biological reactor developed by biochemical engineer Jian Yu and his colleagues at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute in Honolulu, Hawai that converts a slurry of food waste into a biodegradable plastic. Information on biodegradable polymer (PHB) made by British chemicals company;...
- Busting Plastic Bags. Wells, Jeff // SN: Supermarket News;Summer2010 Whole Health, p6
The article presents information on the study at Loughborough University in England, which revealed that biodegradable plastic bags and product packaging were unsuitable for composting and recycling.
- WHAT A WASTE. Frewin, Angela // Caterer & Hotelkeeper;6/8/2012, Vol. 202 Issue 4731, p32
The article offers information on the use of recycled disposables by the hospitality industry of Great Britain. It states that renewable plant-based materials making inroads into disposables include wood, bamboo, reed and paper, which can be recycled and composted. It mentions that the industry...
- Redefining takeout ware. // Food Management;Jul99, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p26
Reports on the recycling program launched at the Medical Center Hospital in Vermont, designed to reduce costs and eliminate waste associated with disposable takeout ware. Target of the program; Promotion of the program; Key components of the program.
- MAKING THE MOST OF DISPOSABLES. Porter, John // Caterer & Hotelkeeper;6/17/2011, Vol. 201 Issue 4682, p40
The article offers information using disposable tableware, instead of durable tableware. It states that the cost of buying 50 durable sets of crockery and cutlery, is 5-times that of buying 1,000 disposable sets. It mentions that Table CafÃ© uses disposables, that are recyclable, and it is...
- SuppliesCapsule: The cost of replacements. // FoodService Director;11/15/98, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p12
Presents data concerning the spending of foodservice units for replacing disposable wares.