Love it! The U.S. Open is composting this year. The tennis tournament has bins throughout its grounds.
Well then–a big food fight in Nevada. Because what’s more authentic than La Tomatina in…Reno? The tomato-tossing war cost $10 to enter, which went to cancer research. That’s hard to argue with.
But…there are many ways to fundraise. Santiago Gurule from Tables of Hope tipped me off to the event and his words on it were poetic: “You hope the majority of people would find more lasting satisfaction in supporting two important causes (finding a cure for cancer and helping to end hunger) with one tomato.”
Plus, it’s not like the town’s called Rena.
By next year, the Minnesota State Fair could be partially powered by food waste (and manure). U. of Minnesota scientists are testing how effective it would be to convert Fair food waste and manure to energy. No word yet on whether there are plans to deep fry the waste first.
Successful food waste collection by smaller companies like Greenwaste is no doubt behind the decision by industry biggie Waste Management to increase its organics recycling services.