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Matchmaker Service for Leftovers: A Win-Win

No, we're not talking about a dating service for your leftover casseroles, although The Left-Over Queen does run a forum where you can get advice about new uses for day-old foods. Jonathan Bloom's Wasted Food Blog has some good news for the many Americans visiting soup kitchens and food pantries...

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Tags: Donation, Food pantry, Food waste, Hunger, Landfill, Restaurant
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A Forest Grows in Brooklyn

A miracle has happened in Brooklyn, New York! To most Brooklyn residents, Fountain Avenue Landfill was seen as a dump. There have been many complaints on how the landfill causes health problems and was an unpleasant sight for people who drove or walked by the dump. Recently New York City's Enviro...

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Tags: Landfill, Resource use, Trash, Waste
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Deconstructing Building Deconstruction

"Demolish" an old restaurant for $50-70,000, and all you're left with is a bunch of junk that's headed to the landfill. "Deconstruct" the same old restaurant for the same price tag, and the result is a bunch of useful materials that can be used to construct a new business--in this case, a new Sa...

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Tags: Building, Business, Home, Landfill, Recycle
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Is a post-plastic world possible?

Can't live with it, can't live without it? Mother Jones article: Plastic: Fantastic? gives an interesting background to our modern dilemma with the substance that can be almost anything...but does that include environmentally friendly? Plastic's capacity for near-infinite proliferation initially...

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Tags: Biodegrade, Hospital, Incinerator, Landfill, Plastic, Waste
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The UN on Food Waste: Room for Improvement

The United Nations Environment Programme released a report about food waste last week, warning that half the world's food is wasted due to human inefficiency. Putting that stark fact against the backdrop of climate change, increasing human population, decreasing biodiversity and lower crop yield...

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Tags: Biodiversity, Farming, Food waste, Global warming, Landfill, Organic, Population, Vegetarian
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