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  • [New] The development of a sustainable masonry brick will assist essential waste reduction (in landfill and production materials) and advance recycling in Scotland and potentially worldwide. Archello
  • [New] Reducing food waste and loss is the subject of SDG target 12.3, which calls to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses by 2030. IISD
  • [New] The U.N.'s report is extremely relevant to the U.S. waste management industry, noting that landfills and wastewater account for 20% of human-made methane emissions, and that existing targeted measures could reduce methane emissions from the waste sector by 29-36 Mt/year by 2030. Waste Advantage Magazine
  • [New] Without meaningful action, flows of plastic waste into aquatic ecosystems are expected to nearly triple from around 11 million tonnes in 2016 to around 29 million tonnes in 2040. www.cleanseas.org
  • [New] The EC is proposing a revision of EU rules on date marking by year-end 2022, alongside legally binding targets for food waste reduction across the EU by the end of 2023. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] The U.K. is the first nation to create a plan to achieve SDG 12.3' s target of reducing food loss and waste by 50% by 2030. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] There is increasing pressure on large supermarkets to double down on reporting more food waste at the store level as a means of helping the US meet its goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. AFN
  • [New] The Plaf, a recycling service founded in 2019, aims to collect 500 metric tons of plastic waste by the end of 2021, and 2,000 tons by 2023, through its network of partnerships within and beyond Metro Manila. Manila Standard
  • [New] Nestle (more than 2,000 food and beverage brands) has committed to tackling emissions through 100% deforestation-free supply by 2022, 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025, and food loss / waste reduction targets. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] SDG 12 is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, including a target (SDG 12.3) to halve - by 2030 - per capita food waste at the retail and consumer levels, while reducing food losses during production and supply. S&P Global Platts
  • [New] Across the globe, governments have committed to meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 target of halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains, including postharvest losses by 2030. Latest
  • [New] The Public Health Agency of Canada says it hopes to keep the number of wasted doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada under five per cent. New West Record
  • [New] Pinegro Products: $2 million to build a new composting facility in the Gippsland Region which will process commercial and residential food and organics waste, creating 10 jobs and increasing capacity by 40,000 tonnes a year. Premiers Department Victoria
  • [New] The UN aims to halve per capita global food waste at retail and consumer levels by 2030, making the role bar operators play instrumental in cutting down waste. MorningAdvertiser.co.uk
  • [New] The bioenergy sector could contribute around $10 billion to Australia's gross domestic product annually, creating more than 26,000 new jobs and reducing emissions by 9%, as well as diverting an extra 6% of waste from landfill. The Australian Pipeliner
  • [New] ADVANCED BIOFUEL SOLUTIONS has signed an agreement with biofuels supplier Greenergy to construct up to five plants in the UK that will turn domestic waste into vehicle fuel. News
  • [New] The bioenergy sector could contribute approximately AUS $10 billion to Australia's GDP annually and create 26200 new jobs, reduce emissions by approximately 9%, divert an extra 6% of waste from landfill, and enhance fuel security. Energy Global
  • [New] Waste from wind turbine blades alone is expected to reach around two million tonnes globally by 2050, while UK volumes of composite waste already exceed 100,000 tonnes per year. reNEWS - Renewable Energy News
  • [New] With landfills filling up day by day the UK Government has issued a target of 90% recycling of all station waste to be delivered by TOC's by the end of 2022. Railway Technology
  • [New] Waste shipments to OECD countries will be monitored and can be suspended if they generate serious environmental problems in the country of destination. E&T
  • [New] The WEF suggests that using artificial intelligence to design out waste for food, keep products and materials in use for longer and regenerate natural systems could represent savings of up to $127bn (about £93bn) a year in 2030. Raconteur
  • [New] More efficient food systems will help eliminate food loss and waste while reducing the impact on the environment, especially since about 14% of the world's food is lost before reaching supermarket shelves. ADVFN
  • [New] SEPA will continue to invest significant regulatory effort in monitoring waste exports to ensure compliance and will use a variety of approaches to successfully detect, disrupt and deter illegal waste exports from Scotland. SEPA

Last updated: 05 December 2021


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