Monthly Archives: February 2012

What’s In Your Trash?

I’m a little unclear on why an insurance company commissioned this awesome trash composition infographic, but I’m not complaining. In fact, I think it’s a fabulous way to convey how wasteful we are with all of our resources. And, yeah, I’m a sucker for a good infographic. Two quick notes: –The 13.9% stat is a […]

February 6, 2012 | Posted in Waste Stream | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Anyone looking to rescue some food should check out this awesome produce recovery guide. Thanks to Rotary First Harvest for putting out the uber-useful guide. — — UCSB has begun a student-led composting project. The best part is that students are the ones doing the sorting. While that means a lower food waste capture rate […]

February 3, 2012 | Posted in College, Composting, Food Recovery, International, Supermarket | Comments closed

Cap’n Cattle Feed

Forget grass-fed beef, how about Cap’n Crunch-fed? An article in Harvest reports that, often, more than half of cattle feed comes from food manufacturing excess. The mix of scraps and seconds that used to be the domain of hogs, is becoming increasingly common with cattle. My first thought: what a nice use of excess materials that keeps […]

February 1, 2012 | Posted in Processing Plants, Waste Stream | Comments closed