The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.
Americans throw out almost a third of their food annually—the equivalent of more than $160 billion—while almost 15 percent of U.S. households struggle to put enough food on the table. Add to this the continuing depletion of our limited natural resources for fuel and fertilizer, and what you have is a business opportunity to redirect landfill-bound waste to people in need and to businesses that can do something productive with it.
Biogen Ltd., a U.K. developer of plants that generate electricity from food waste, plans to start building four to five facilities this year as rising landfill taxes increases the costs of burying waste underground.
Germany plans to reduce food waste by raising awareness among consumers that best-by dates are guidelines, as opposed to deadlines for when it’s safe to eat products, the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Ministry said.