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Leftover scraps may not look as appealing as a gourmet meal, but they’re full of nutrients and energy, and they have numerous renewable applications.

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A recipe for recycling

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), food waste makes up more than 24% of landfill waste in the United States. But it doesn’t have to. Instead of feeding landfills and creating methane and carbon dioxide, you can use food waste to create biogas—which supports renewable energy—or you can compost it. By recycling food waste, you protect the environment, help sustain farms, and feed communities.

  • Leftover food can be composted and used to fertilize crops
  • Compost can reduce the use of fertilizers
  • Fats and grease can be turned into biodiesel fuel
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Turn scraps into renewable energy

If you have an appetite for recycling, Rubicon has a recipe for success. Our team of experts will help you find new uses for your organic and inorganic food waste, identify opportunities for savings, and develop a sustainable system of waste and recycling that benefits your business, the environment, and your local community.

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