Dairy farmers’ excess milk gets a second life feeding the hungry

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When automation caused a significant surplus and price drop of dairy products, one non-profit stepped up to ensure food – and farms – don’t go to waste. Philabundance, a food bank in Philadelphia, is working with cow ranchers to sell their foods while keeping hungry families fed in the city.

After shifting farms from traditional milk packaging and sales, Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers struggled to keep family businesses afloat. According to a study by the Center for Dairy Excellence,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Australia takes stand on single-use plastic bags

Single-use plastic bags are going out of style in Australia, but shoppers aren’t thrilled by the reduction. Two major retailers, Big W and Coles, ended the use of plastic shopping bags from their stores. The move effectively outlaws their use in nearly every Australian state.

After Tasmania and South Australia started by installing a plastic bag ban, national retailers voluntarily began relying on them in stores. On June 20, 2018, Woolworths stopped offering single-use bags, instead charging… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building