Industrial ecology

A Quebec mining company is fined $350,000 for a violation of the Fisheries Act

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

On October19, 2020, Breakwater Resources Limited, which operates the Langlois Mine, pleaded guilty in the Vald'Or courthouse to one count of violating the Fisheries Act.

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  • On October19, 2020, Breakwater Resources Limited, which operates the Langlois Mine, pleaded guilty in the Vald'Or courthouse to one count of violating the Fisheries Act.
  • The company was fined $350,000, which will be directed to the Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund.
  • The discharge of acutely lethal effluent into water frequented by fish is a violation of subsection36(3) of the Fisheries Act.
  • The Fund follows the polluter pays principle and ensures that courtawarded penalties are used for projects that will benefit the environment.

Wake up and smell the coffee: COOR(TM) 3-in-1 outdoor jacket made from upcycled coffee grinds launches on Kickstarter

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

Designed to be everlasting, "the last jacket you'll ever need", combines leading performance technology with bio-based fabrics and multifunctional 3-in-1 design.

Key Points: 
  • Designed to be everlasting, "the last jacket you'll ever need", combines leading performance technology with bio-based fabrics and multifunctional 3-in-1 design.
  • As industry veterans, we asked ourselves what we could produce to make a real difference and COOR was born.
  • COOR is built from zero-waste fabrics produced using coffee grounds and plastic water bottles for a sustainable planet.
  • Beyond its sleek design, the jacket is fully customizable with smart safety gadgets to meet an outdoor enthusiast's every need.

Hellmann's® Animal Crossing Island returns to educate consumers on the horrors of food waste this Halloween

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:12pm

Hellmann's believes nothing is scarier than food waste, and the Halloween-themed island aims tohelp Canadians be more resourceful with their food and waste less this Halloween.

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  • Hellmann's believes nothing is scarier than food waste, and the Halloween-themed island aims tohelp Canadians be more resourceful with their food and waste less this Halloween.
  • "Our first venture into Animal Crossing: New Horizons with Hellmann's Island was a huge success, meeting our goal of 25,000 meals donated to Second Harvest.
  • Visit Hellmanns.wyng.com/animalcrossing for scary food waste merch codes, DIY inspiration and simple tipsand trickstoreduce yourpersonalfood waste at Halloween.
  • Participants will create their food waste costumes to represent any type of food that may go to waste.

Cleanfarms' Programs Demonstrate Waste Reduction Week Circular Economy Goals

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ -Each year, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is marked in the third week of October when organizations throughout Canada celebrate achievements and commit to work harder to support the principles and practices of the circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction.

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  • ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ -Each year, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is marked in the third week of October when organizations throughout Canada celebrate achievements and commit to work harder to support the principles and practices of the circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction.
  • "Every year, the number of Canadian farmers who use Cleanfarms' programs to manage agricultural plastic waste is growing.
  • Through these and other programs that are underway or in planning stages, Cleanfarms is helping farmers operate their farms sustainably, reflecting best practices in a circular economy, and celebrating the goals of Waste Reduction Week.
  • The success of these programs highlights the commitment of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, municipalities, provinces and farmers to agricultural environmental responsibility and sustainability.

InnerView and Kroger Invite Youth to Engage in Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Social Impact Plan

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

Krogers Zero Hunger | Zero Waste youth program with InnerView builds on the success of the 2019-20 school year.

Key Points: 
  • Krogers Zero Hunger | Zero Waste youth program with InnerView builds on the success of the 2019-20 school year.
  • These efforts support Krogers Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan, which aims to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.
  • Kroger highlighted this platform and Zero Heroes in its full 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report , which highlights the companys improved performance on Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and key sustainability commitments.
  • This Zero Hunger | Zero Waste engagement program is open to all students ages 14 to 24 in the United States.

Leanpath Makes it Faster and Easier to Cut Food Waste and Costs With New Suite of Tools

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:37pm

Impact Suite is a powerful new set of tools that go beyond tracking food waste to actually guiding kitchens through specific actions to reduce their largest food waste issues.

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  • Impact Suite is a powerful new set of tools that go beyond tracking food waste to actually guiding kitchens through specific actions to reduce their largest food waste issues.
  • Leanpath invented food waste tracking and analytics to help foodservice kitchens understand their waste.
  • With the Impact Suite, Leanpath now takes food waste technology beyond measurement to measurable impact.
  • Goals scans food waste data to identify a kitchen's top food waste opportunities based on cost, frequency and other factors.

New Apparel Company Makes Everything from Recycled Materials and Donates to Reduce Pollution

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:32pm

But very few of them produce everything from 100% recycled materials, and almost none of them invest in nonprofits to help reduce pollution and clean the planet.

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  • But very few of them produce everything from 100% recycled materials, and almost none of them invest in nonprofits to help reduce pollution and clean the planet.
  • Foreland apparel just might be the only clothing company in the world who does both.
  • Not only is everything made strictly from recycled materials, but Foreland's production process doesn't require new petroleum.
  • Which allows the company to use up to 90% less water, 75% less carbon and 70% less energy than the standard apparel industry.

SoCalGas' Energy Efficiency Programs a Win-win for Customers and California's Emissions Reduction Goals

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:15pm

Last year, a study by Energy Futures Initiative determined that energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and beneficial tools available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach California's climate goals.

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  • Last year, a study by Energy Futures Initiative determined that energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and beneficial tools available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach California's climate goals.
  • "As a leader in energy efficiency, we are committed to continuing to offer our customers programs that help make their SoCalGas bill more affordable and also promote energy efficiency."
  • An energy efficient appliance can help save customers thousands of dollars in energy bills over its lifetime.
  • Energy Efficiency Day is a collaboration between regional and national organizations aimed at helping individuals and organizations save energy and save money.

Edible Garden® Advances Sustainable Produce Category With Patented Greenhouse Technology, Rigorous Food Safety Practice And Zero-Waste Inspired® Mandate

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 11:00am

EDIBLE GARDEN ADVANCES SUSTAINABLE PRODUCE CATEGORY WITH GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY, FOOD SAFETY, ZERO-WASTE INSPIRED MANDATE

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  • EDIBLE GARDEN ADVANCES SUSTAINABLE PRODUCE CATEGORY WITH GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY, FOOD SAFETY, ZERO-WASTE INSPIRED MANDATE
    "Our expansive indoor facilities are interconnected nationwide to reduce the company's carbon footprint and plastic waste while maximizing access to our USDA-Certified Organic salad greens and culinary herbs," said Jim Kras, CEO of Edible Garden.
  • "Since we control the entire growing process from 'seed to store,' our farms exceed produce category profitability with minimal product loss."
  • Edible Garden Ag, Inc., is a privately held, leader in locally grown organic produce and herbs backed by Zero-Waste Inspired next generation farms.
  • Edible Garden is leading the agriculture technology movement with its safety-in-farming protocols, sustainable packaging and patented self-watering in-store displays.

Power Plant Boiler Market Worth $22.8 Billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 11:30am

Increasing investments by companies to increase the efficiency of power are expected to continue to drive the growth of the

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  • Increasing investments by companies to increase the efficiency of power are expected to continue to drive the growth of the
  • The supercritical segment held the largest share of the Power Plant Boiler Market in 2019.
  • Rapid industrialization and infrastructural developments taking place in the region offer growth opportunities for the Asia Pacific Power Plant Boiler Market.
  • To enable an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape, the report includes the profiles of some of the top players in the Power Plant Boiler Market.