News tagged with waste

Study finds policy is key for food-waste recycling

Food scraps. Okay, those aren't the first words that come to mind when you think about the environment. But 22 percent of the municipal solid waste dropped into landfills or incinerators in the U.S. is, in fact, food that ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Environment
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Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

A study by the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, has found that ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Ecology
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Making clothes from milk

In the EU, residents waste an estimated 88 million tonnes of food every year, according to the latest estimates. That is roughly 170 kilogrammes per person. But what if scientists could turn some of that waste into useful ...

dateJul 31, 2017 in Health Materials Science
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