compost

Tossed Out – Part 6
3:29 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

With Curbside Composting, Food Waste Not a Total Loss

In Portland, Ore., commercial food waste from restaurants and businesses gets separated and sent to a methane digester that extracts gas from the food and uses it to make electricity.
Credit Cassandra Profita for Harvest Public Media

Wasting around 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. certainly has its drawbacks: It's not feeding people in need, it's expensive and it does a lot of environmental damage.

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Thanks to a $23k state grant
8:22 am
Fri June 28, 2013

WIU to Double Food Waste Composting

The same type of composting system that WIU uses. (Not WIU's actual unit.)
Credit http://compostingtechnology.com/products/compost-systems/earth-tub/

Western Illinois University will be able to double the amount of food waste it diverts from the landfill and turns into compost.

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