Global Green partners with CA town to launch food scrap project

Dive Brief:

  • Global Green USA announced a pilot food waste recycling program in collaboration with Albany, CA.
  • The national environmental organization will introduce the program alongside the city and its Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) in different buildings that will serve to collect data, test products, and provide support for the pilot program throughout the region.
  • The program also involves the use of waterproof paper bags, which the organizations expect will encourage more participation. Local farms can use the created compost, which could reduce each farm's reliance on irrigation. 

Dive Insight:

In Alameda County, CA, household food waste accounts for 43% of the material that enters the landfill. Global Green will conduct waste audits in the community in addition to an outreach for landlords and tenants.

Members of CoRR donated the first round of bins to participants, while ORBIS Corporation, also a part of CoRR, donated its line of kitchen scrap bins to the project. 

Filed Under: Recycling