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Stora Enso and startup Sulapac have joined forces to develop renewable and biodegradable straws

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20,000 tech enthusiasts from around the world.

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by introducing a demo of a sustainable straw at Slush 2018, a global leading startup event gathering of 20,000 tech enthusiasts. The demo, targeting industrial scale production, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based on Sulapac's biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environment.

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​University of Delaware completes life cycle assessment of BioHiTech Digesters for food waste management

​University of Delaware completes life cycle assessment of BioHiTech Digesters for food waste management

BioHiTech Global, Inc., a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, has announced the results of an independent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its aerobic digester solution for food waste conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. 

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Morbark hosts 12th Demo Days, debuting new 23X Chiparvestor and showing latest grinders and chippers

Morbark's Demo Days event always brings a great deal of excitement to the area and its guests, and this year was no exception! From September 26-28, Morbark welcomed more than 250 guests within the forestry, biomass, recycling, sawmill and tree care industries from 14 countries for its 12th Demo Days event!

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Electrolux partners with food waste startup Karma

Electrolux announced recently that it is investing in Sweden-based Karma, a leading startup that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers. The investment is part of a wider USD 12 million round with other investors. Electrolux and Karma are also initiating a strategic partnership to explore common solutions in reducing food waste. 

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A&W initiative to remove 82 million plastic straws from waste stream yearly

Toasting A&W's move to eliminate plastic straws are, from left: Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, A&W Director of Distribution, Equipment & Packaging Tyler Pronyk, Ocean Wise President & CEO John Nightingale, and Richmond MLA and National Zero Waste Council Chair Malcolm Brodie.

A&W Canada has celebrated World Oceans Day 2018 by announcing it will remove plastic straws from its restaurants and instead offer its customers paper straws by the end of the year.

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Morbark debuts 6400 XT horizontal grinder and new whole-tree chipper

The new 6400XT grinder includes a 24-inch (60.96 cm) infeed bed, longer than previous Morbark grinders in the 1,000-plus horsepower range, and has sloped sides.

Morbark, LLC, a leading manufacturer of forestry, biomass, tree care, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment,  recently debuted two new machines: the 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder and the 50/48X Whole Tree Drum Chipper.

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CBI debuts 6800CT horizontal grinder

Guests at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo had the first-ever look at CBI's newest horizontal grinder: the Magnum Force 6800CT. CBI premiered the 6800CT along with the TSC 80T Tracked Conveyor May 11-12 at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Vermont. CBI equipment was paired with Terex Ecotec's TWH 226 Material Handler, showing the complementary value of both Terex Corporation brands in a single operation. 

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International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2018 is May 6 - 12

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2018 is May 6 - 12

May 6 - 12, 2018 is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated in Canada, the U.S. and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.

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Inner-city composting

The Hop Compost executive team between two HotRot vessels. From left to right: Chris Wong, CTO; Kevin Davies, Founder & CEO; and Meghan Perry, CFO.

Hop Compost built their first composting operation in Calgary in 2015. According to Kevin Davies, founder and CEO, due to their location in the city, at 17A Street, theirs is currently the most inner-city compost facility in Canada. 

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New CEC report shows ways to help solve North America's food loss and waste problem

New CEC report shows ways to help solve North America's food loss and waste problem

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), out of Montreal, has released a comprehensive report on the state of food loss and waste in Canada, Mexico and the United States, developed through the CEC's North American Initiative on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery. Characterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America documents adverse socio-economic and environmental impacts of food loss and waste, and actions that the industrial, commercial, institutional, government and nongovernmental sectors can implement to mitigate these impacts. 

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Peterson introduces 3310B drum chipper

Peterson Pacific Corp., has introduced the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.  "The new-3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance," said Jody Volner, President of Peterson Pacific Corp. "The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for biomass and land clearing operations. We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable machine."

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Doppstadt to showcase the "INVENTHOR Type 9" shredder at IFAT

The INVENTHOR Type 9 shredder is the first machine in an entirely new generation of Doppstadt shredders.

Doppstadt's INVENTHOR Type 9 shredder, from the SMART SHREDDING LINE, is a new high-performance machine that is setting new market benchmarks when it comes to quality and performance. By bringing together the most innovative mechanical developments, innovative control and regulation systems, and a brand new noise emissions concept, Doppstadt has created an environmentally friendly cost-effective one-stop solution for the recycling sector. Thanks to its modular service-oriented construction and range of suspension variants, this machine is equally suited to use as a stationary fixture or in the service industry sector.

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