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Food waste reduction and recycling
Food waste makes up over 24% of landfill waste in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With food waste recycling and composting standards becoming law across much of the country, find out how your organization or city can start to implement best practices to keep up with these mandates.
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Waste not, want not
"Food can be recycled into energy, heat, fuel, and composted into a valuable soil amendment that creates healthy plants, prevents erosion, and combats drought."
Ryan Cooper Waste Diversion Manager - Organics Recycling Lead
Up to 40% of all food produced in the United States is lost or wasted each year.
Each year, restaurants waste an estimated $162 billion in the U.S. in costs related to wasted food.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses.
Turning food waste into fuel, and more
Each commercial organics program is unique. With organics recycling becoming more commonplace, Rubicon will help you close the loop on food waste, create valuable resources, and save you money in the long run.
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