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The proposed first hazardous waste landfill in Pennsylvania would be near homes and schools

Pittsburgh — A Pittsburgh-based landfill company has applied for a permit to open Pennsylvania’s first hazardous waste dump, which some fear could threaten waterways and increase air pollution. Hazardous waste includes anything potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. It includes things like cleaning chemicals, paint, solvents, corrosive or toxic industrial waste, …

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Recipe management tool helps chefs reduce food waste and improve margins – The Irish Times

Reducing food waste has become one of the main pillars of sustainability in home and professional kitchens. But in restaurants and catering where cost is also a big factor, reducing waste becomes even more important. This prompted restaurateurs Tara and Brian Beattie, owners of hotel company Mange Tout, to develop Prepsheets, a recipe management tool …

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Learners shine at Waste to Art exhibition held in Cape Town

Students at St Paul’s Primary School have created a piece called ‘Ibozza’ which tackles topics such as diversity and recycling PHOTO: KAYLYNNE BANTOM Several schools in and around Cape Town took part in a new waste-to-art challenge. The Waste to Art exhibition is an extension of Cape Town’s ‘Let’s Act’ clean-up campaign, a reminder to …

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The sewage spill did not affect the city’s drinking water supply | Government

The city of Victoria’s water supply was unaffected when increased rainfall caused stormwater to overflow the city’s sewage collection system on Saturday. The sewage collection system is not connected to the water distribution system. The City of Victoria experienced an overflow at the Odem Street Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1301 SW Ben Jordan St., from 10:30 …

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Turning food waste into fertilizer: Riverhead launched a pilot program in partnership with residents and businesses

Riverhead Town is running a pilot program to collect food waste, with the goal of providing compostable materials for local farms and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change. The pilot program began in early August as a collaborative effort between the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee, the Department of Engineering and the Greater Calverton …

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From food waste to garden gold: Prince George expands its home composting program

Starting next week, more Prince George County residents will have more ways to dispose of food scraps, yard waste, and more. Celebrating the expansion of Prince George’s County Food Waste Collection Program: Landover Hills resident Mamie Small, County Executive Angela Alsobrock, County Environmental Director Andrea Krums, and Largo County Resident Betty Wise. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) Starting …

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The country is cutting half the amount of commercial food waste that can be disposed of legally

New state regulations in effect Tuesday cut half the amount of food waste that can legally be tossed in the trash. The change shouldn’t affect anyone in the house, given the new limit is 1,000 pounds of food waste per week. State environmental officials estimate that the stricter limit will affect about 2,000 businesses in …

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