Archive - February 2009

Natureworks Finds Bioplastic Can be Sorted Out of Recycling Streams

One of the barriers to widespread adoption of bioplastic in food and drink packaging is that there is no national, or even many regional, systems for collection and disposing of bioplastic in compost facilities. (Full Article) Posted: 2-26-09

First Guide for Making College Dining Organic is Inspired by 'Organic on the Green' Student Blog

The nation's first guide for students who want to bring organic dining to campus is available at "Organic on the Green" (www.organiconthegreen.wordpress.com), the ground-breaking student blog dedicated to feeding the organic revolution on campus. (Full Article) Posted: 2-17-09

Software Worth Its Weight in Soup

At Swedish Medical Center's First Hill campus in Seattle, a lot of soup, it turns out, was winding up down the drain. That's what Eric Eisenberg, executive chef at Swedish Medical Center discovered last year thanks to technology supplied by Portland-based LeanPath. Serving soup to thousands of customers each day, Eisenberg knew he was overcooking, but never prioritized finding ways to reduce soup waste. (Full Article) Posted: 2-17-09

S.F. to Turn Brown Grease into Biofuel

The city of San Francisco is embarking on a pilot project to turn brown waste grease, known as FOG, in biofuel with help from $1.2 million in state and federal grants that will fund a public-private partnership with Philadelphia company BlackGold Biofuels and engineering firm URS Corp. (Full Article) Posted: 2-17-09

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