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2013-01-21 23:03:57

ReportsnReports.com adds “China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report, 2012” new market research report to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 With the fast growing economic progression, the solid waste disposal market of China has expanded quickly. In 2011, 131 million tons of urban waste was processed with harmless means (mainly landfill, composting and incineration), with a year-on-year growth rate of 6.27%; the harmless disposal rate of household garbage hit...

Food Waste In America Astronomical
2012-08-23 13:33:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Go to your refrigerator. Now take almost half the food out and throw it in the trash. That´s what the typical American does, wasting up to 40 percent of the nation´s food supply, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The nonprofit and nonpartisan environmental advocacy group said that $165 billion of food products go uneaten every year, which equals approximately $2,275 per household. The...

Food In The Lives Of GenXers
2012-04-26 10:31:11

Generation X adults prepare an average of 10 meals a week, and eat out or buy fast food an average of three times a week, according to a University of Michigan report that details the role food plays in the lives of Americans born between 1961 and 1981. GenX men are surprisingly involved in shopping for food and cooking, the report shows. They go grocery shopping more than once a week, on average, and cook an average of about eight meals a week–much more often than their fathers did....

2010-04-15 13:30:00

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The amount of food scraps recycled by Seattle residents increased by an amazing 47 percent in 2009, thanks to new weekly collection contracts and extraordinary customer participation. This puts Seattle's recycling of food waste at approximately 10 times the national average. To thank customers for their efforts, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Cedar Grove Composting are announcing a special campaign called Compost Days. From April 15 through May 30,...

2008-11-22 09:44:11

British city governments say they want separate collections for household food scraps to be extended across the country in a bid to reduce landfill. Of the 434 municipal governments, or local councils, across Britain, 113 now collect food waste separately and send it to facilities to be recycled into compost rather than adding it to burgeoning landfills. The Local Government Association says the programs should be expanded across the country, but critics warn of higher costs and...

2008-10-11 18:00:15

IT'S all aboard as an ambitious drive to get Wales' capital city leading the way to a greener future is launched. Children from primary schools across Cardiff got the chance to climb into a refuse lorry that will be collecting food waste for composting from Monday. The pupils packed City Hall yesterday to see how Cardiff council hopes to increase the city's combined recycling and composting rate by up to 10%. Cardiff is the first city authority in the UK to deliver a food waste...

2008-08-19 18:00:00

By Darren Smith HIGH summer is here and if you have a garden, you probably have to cut the lawn and trim the plants regularly. Ornamental lawns can be cut every three days in rapid growth conditions. Your average family lawn should be cut about once a week. It all adds up to a lot of grass and plant material that has to be disposed of. Of course, you can home compost, but this is not possible for some either through space or skill constraints. Compost making can be a bit of a...

2008-08-08 18:00:30

THIS picture gives a sense of the mountain of food chucked away by Britain's supermarkets every day. From loaves of bread to ready meals and fruit, it's estimated the major stores dump pounds 2.44bn worth of food every year that shoppers could be buying. These pictures were taken outside a supermarket in North Tyneside. Many families are already feeling the strain of increased shopping bills and campaigners say more could be done to cut waste and help consumers. Campaigners WRAP, the Green...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'