‘Food in the Nude’ project in New Zealand supermarket reduces plastic use

February 7, 2018 by  
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A New Zealand grocery store, New World Bishopdale , is attempting to slash their plastic use creatively with a new “Food in the Nude” project. And no, it’s not about people getting naked. It’s about serving produce without a pile of packaging. According to SUPERMARKETNEWS , New World Bishopdale has installed a refrigeration shelving system for displaying vegetables and fruit without plastic packaging . New World Bishopdale is having fun with cutting plastic. Owner Nigel Bond told SUPERMARKETNEWS in his 30 years in the grocery store industry, they’ve received the most positive customer feedback ever as a result of the store’s Food in the Nude program. It’s comprises a pretty simple change: display produce sans polluting plastic packaging. Related: 100% biodegradable, edible packaging is so much better than plastic “Customers hailing from the USA tell us that it reminds them of shopping in Whole Foods back home…The new system works by misting the produce with water to keep it fresh. Vegetables are up to 90 percent water and studies have shown that misted produce not only looks better and retains its color and texture, it also has a higher vitamin content,” Bond told SUPERMARKETNEWS. “We’ve also installed a reverse osmosis system that treats the water by removing 99 percent of all bacteria and chlorine, so we are confident that the water we’re misting with remains pure. The misting is electronically controlled and provides great in-store theater; children just love it.” He said because the system helps keep the fruit and vegetables fresh, less are wasted. Other New World stores could follow; New World Wigram has already made the switch. New World Bishopdale is also offering reusable string bags for weighing and carrying produce without plastic. New World hopes to get rid of all single-use plastic bags in their stores by the end of this year. In an October press release , they said they’re taking steps like giving away two million long-life reusable bags to customers, introducing a voluntary donation for plastic bags that will go towards environmental causes, and continuing a rebate for the use of reusable bags in North Island stores which they said “has resulted in a 20 percent reduction in plastic bag use.” Via SUPERMARKETNEWS and New World Images via Depositphotos and New World Bishopdale

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Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising the stars in a Tesla Roadster

February 7, 2018 by  
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In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of the mannequin Starman and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster riding the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on February 6, 2018 from Cape Canaveral as hundreds of thousands of people gathered from across the world to witness a part of history. The Roadster, which is attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will now be subjected to intense radiation in the Van Allen belt zone beyond Earth’s atmosphere before being launched into an elliptical orbit of Mars . As majestic as he is now, Starman was very nearly trapped on Earth as launch day conditions forced hours-long delays. Even after the rocket ignited on the planetary surface, those involved were apprehensive. “If it goes, don’t clap,” Jeff Lucas, a NASA communications staffer, told the launch audience, according to the Guardian . “Don’t clap until you see those orange flames clearing the tower.” When it became clear that the rocket had launched successfully, David Bowie’s Life on Mars began to play at the SpaceX launch center. Related: SpaceX to launch reused rocket in a historic first for NASA While some critics have questioned the value of hitching a car to the world’s most powerful rocket , the now-iconic images speak for themselves. The fact that the Falcon Heavy was strong enough to allow for the extra weight of a car, simply for the fun of it, is further demonstration of the rocket’s power. “If we are successful, it’s game over for other operators of heavy-lift rockets,” said Musk prior to launch, according to the Guardian . Though the game is still far from over, Starman is a hero, not just for one day , but for the foreseeable future. Oh man, I wonder if he’ll ever know… Via The Guardian Images via SpaceX

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6 Foods To DIY Instead Of Buy

October 17, 2016 by  
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Back in the old days, people made nearly every food they consumed from scratch. The grocery stores were very different back then, before snack bars, TV dinners and pancake mixes lined the aisles. If you are inspired by the idea of rolling up your…

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Cheers To These Certified Sustainable Wineries

October 15, 2015 by  
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One area where many green living advocates find themselves falling short is with their wine consumption choices. While conventional grocery stores are carrying more and more organic, non-GMO, sustainable food brands, easy access to the same caliber…

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UK’s biggest supermarket to donate unsold food to women and children in need

June 8, 2015 by  
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Britain’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, will donate unsold food from 10 of their UK stores to women’s shelters and children’s breakfast programs. Tesco’s announcement came just a few days after the world learned that France would require all supermarkets there to donate unsold food to charity, instead of letting it go to waste. The big difference is that nobody is forcing Tesco to adopt this practice, and they aren’t the first chain in the UK to make a move like this. Read the rest of UK’s biggest supermarket to donate unsold food to women and children in need Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: britain supermarkets , british supermarkets , donating unsold groceries to charity , food waste , how to end hunger , reducing global food waste , supermarket food waste , tesco , uk grocery stores , uk supermarkets , united kingdom food waste , unsold food

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Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food

May 21, 2013 by  
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The chain's grocery stores no longer will send food waste to landfills; instead, biogas generated by the waste will help power a distribution center.

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The eBay of waste: Rubicon helps corporations cut costs, trash

September 20, 2012 by  
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With its virtual marketplace for waste and recycling jobs, Rubicon Global claims it diverts waste while saving customers money. Customers include 7-11, Papa John's Pizza and Wegman's grocery stores.  

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New Yorkers: Support Eco-Friendly Wine Being Available in Grocery Stores!

April 16, 2010 by  
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Photo by: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Hey New Yorkers – have you ever had to make an extra stop after the grocery story to pick up wine?  If you’re one of the many people living in NY who wish they could simply buy wine at their local market, you might be happy to know that the NYWIA (many thanks for sponsoring our birthday celebration !) is working towards a solution to this convenience issue.

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To Serve Man: The Implications of Lab-Grown Meat

December 1, 2009 by  
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from the classic Twilight Zone: To Serve Man Yesterday Brian told us that Pork Meat ‘Grown’ in Labs to be Sold in Grocery Stores as Soon as 2014 . Andrew Sullivan points us to an article about the implications and changes that will happen when we have lab-grown meat , by the wonderfully named Frank Hyena. He ma..

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Toronto Snow-Free in November For the First Time Since Medieval Warm Period

December 1, 2009 by  
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Of course weather has nothing to do with climate, and we in Toronto haven’t got hockey sticks right since 1967, and everyone says it has been getting cooler for a decade. But we just went through the first November without a single snowflake since they started keeping records in 1847 and I am greasing my bicycle, not waxing my snowboard. But global warming isn’t happening, right?

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