Category Archives: Zero Waste

8 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Source: Creative Useful Ideas
Date: 19 February 2017

If you are a coffee lover, and a gardener, you have probably looked at those coffee grounds as you throw them out, and think that there must be a way that these grounds can be of use. Here is some good news. Those coffee grounds are excellent for your garden in several ways. They not only aid in growth, but they can add an element of protection as well. If this information has you ready to drink in some more, then keep reading. Continue reading 8 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Zero Waste Solutions: Fungi eat plastic and can survive without oxygen; may clean ocean and landfills

Main Source: Minds
Date: 28 March 2015
Author: Ian Crossland

A group of students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Physics and Biochemistry traveled to Ecuador and found a fungus that wants to eat polyurethane. This new type of fungus can digest polyurethane in two weeks, rather than the 1,000 years it would take just sitting around. Continue reading Zero Waste Solutions: Fungi eat plastic and can survive without oxygen; may clean ocean and landfills

Making money out of rubbish

Main Source: ABC Australia
Date: 29 October 2016
Author: Melanie Garrick and Loretta Florance

Next year, New South Wales will introduce a cash for containers scheme, as South Australia celebrates 40 years of a similar program. Story Hunters‘ Melanie Garrick spent a day in Adelaide meeting the humans of can and bottle recycling.

Continue reading Making money out of rubbish

Off The Grid Solutions

In this video Luke Rudkowski visits the Eastern Light project in Rockland County, New York and documents a community of people who are trying to make difference in their local area. The goal of the Eastern Light project is to inspire people to engage in a more sustainable and connected way of life. They are currently fighting a battle with the local county and Wal Mart over the land.

Recycling in America VS Recycling in Germany two videos

ATTN: created this video featuring one of our how to videos we filmed while overseas in Germany. Thank you ATTN for using our footage and creating the video.

Also another video about Germany vs United States on Recycling

ON the second video German shares their example about recycling and how it is done.

The UK’s first food waste supermarket opens: in pictures

Main Source: Independent
Date: 22 September 2016
Author: Hazel Sheffield

The food is priced on a pay as you feel basis and has already helped desperate families to feed their children

The UK’s first food waste supermarket has opened in Pudsey, near Leeds.

Food waste campaigners from the Real Junk Food Project have opened “the warehouse”, a store on the Grangefield Industrial Estate. Customers are invited to shop for food thrown out by supermarkets and other businesses.

The food is priced on a “pay as you feel” basis and has already helped desperate families struggling to feed their children. Continue reading The UK’s first food waste supermarket opens: in pictures

Home-Scale Biodigester | Janice Kelsey & Jody Spangler | TEDxVillanovaU

Equating a biodigester to an heroic baby dragon, Janice Kelsey and Jody Spangler of Solar CITIES, Inc. will give a simple explanation of biodigestion and how to build a Solar CITIES Design IBC Tank Biodigester to produce cooking fuel and fertilizer using manure and food waste. This team believes through combining the technologies of vertical aeroponics and biodigestion to create an ecosystem we can empower women and others by offering energy independence and entrepreneurial opportunities, improve sanitation through on site manure and waste management, and bring an end to carbon related deaths and deforestation.

Janice Kelsey is a mom to many, an educator, and is currently working in the field of vertical aeroponic food growing. She is Co-Founder and Board Member (VP) for the U.S. non-profit Solar CITIES, Inc. and has been an active volunteer in Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts, Venture Crew and 4-H. She is currently a member of the Chester County Women’s Commission. Janice is active in bringing together a network of eco-minded individuals. Recently earning her International Permaculture Design Certification, she specializes in small-scale biodigestion. She offers hands-on workshops in aeroponics, biogas and a variety of other topics.

First and foremost, Jody is the mom of many boys. Also a Board Member (Treasurer) for the U.S. non-profit Solar CITIES, Inc., Jody is also a Personal Chef by trade, a gardener by necessity, a master composter, and a homesteader raising Miniature Jersey and Dexter Cows. She is a lifetime volunteer with 4-H, Chester County Dairy Promotion and Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company. Her homestead was the recipient of the very first Solar CITIES 10m3 Biodigester in the United States, which is currently being used for manure management. Her homestead, Windy Hill Farms, is open to eco-tourism and workshops.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Major Supermarket to Eradicate Food Waste by 2017, Give Unsold Food to Charity

Date: 16 March 2016
Author: Christina Sarich

In an effort to eradicate all food wasted in its stores and distribution centers, Tesco says that it will work with 5,000 different charities in the UK in order to give all unsold food to those who need it most.

Figures recently released by the company suggest that this new program could save 55,400 tonnes of food that were thrown away at its stores and distribution centers across the country in 2015. Continue reading Major Supermarket to Eradicate Food Waste by 2017, Give Unsold Food to Charity

10 Ways to Stop the Food Waste

Source:Natural Society
Date: 27 May 2015
Author: Christina Sarich

Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, and other biotech bullies are still telling the world they are trying to feed us with their GM foods, but I think most of us are on to their shady tactics. I will venture that in order to feed a growing population, one thing we need to start doing is STOP wasting so much food. Continue reading 10 Ways to Stop the Food Waste