First question: What the heck are Black Soldier Fly Larva (BSFL)? If you asked me that question before this summer, I would’ve been just as oblivious as you. It was only after I went outside to dump my kitchen scraps in my backyard compost did I notice a bunch of fat, juicy looking larva devouring … More How I Began Farming Black Soldier Fly Larva to Combat Food Waste and Feed Neighbor Chickens
I was thrilled to be interviewed by one of my role models in the personal finance realm, Jamila Souffrant! We connected over my passion of dumpster diving, and how it fuels my goal to reach financial independence. The world is full of abundance and opportunity. To achieve success and wealth it’s a matter of being … More Journey To Launch Podcast Interview with Jamila Souffrant – My Money Idol!
The room was packed with Lazy-moon pizza and wide-eyed looks as Jessica Wright and Charlie Pioli broke it down to the audience how Orlando organizations can reduce their waste and save money in the process. Overall, it was a good chance for the two local waste consultants to share industry knowledge with the crowd, and … More MSW Consultants and ecoPreserve present at Orlando’s Hive Meeting!
Recycling shouldn’t be complicated, but unfortunately it is. Single stream recycling has increased the number of people participating in recycling and the volume of material coming in through the front door of recycling facilities, but, many would argue, that the overall quality of recovered commodities has been compromised as a result. Whether it’s wish-cyclers (people … More Questions about Recycling??? I’ve Got Answers
It was the second-to-last week of school before they broke for summer, and the second graders at Monarch Learning Academy, located in West Orlando, were looking pretty fidgety. A close friend of mine and teacher, Shelly, invited me into her class to give a short lesson on recycling for her kids. I was surprised by … More Are you Smarter Than a Second Grader…When Recycling?
Among the hundreds of consumer products produced in the United States, the large majority are difficult to recycle. Really only #1 PET or #2 HDPE plastic bottles are economically recycled, meaning that they generate enough commodity value to incentivize their recoverability. These plastics, like juice pouches, merchandise bags, Styrofoam, straws, plastic utensils, candy wrappers and … More Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program
“We throw away lots of things every day—paper and food scraps, boxes and wrapping paper. But there’s something that you probably throw away less frequently—but it’s not less impactful on the waste stream. Yes, I’m talking about electronics: your smart phones, your tablets, your printers, your computers. And those electronic additions to our landfills are … More How to Recycle Electronics and Why It’s Important
Automation is hitting all sectors of the economy, and the recycling industry isn’t an exception. ZenRobotics has introduced automated sorting technology to MRFs around Europe and the U.S., specializing in recycling Construction and Demolition (C&D) generated waste. The Finnish based company utilizes AI technology, which has up to a 98% purity rate in separating out … More ZenRobotics: Automated Sorting of Recyclables
Electronic waste is currently the fastest growing item in the municipal solid waste stream as more people get access to technology and update their existing phones, TVs, and video-game consoles. Recycling your electronics is important not only because they are made of valuable minerals, but also because they contain components that can be hazardous if … More The Adventure of a Recycled Electronic