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Small-town Minnesota will start recycling food scraps

Small-town Minnesota will start recycling food scraps

| December 11, 2013

St. Cloud, Minnesota is known for a few things: cold winters, providing the setting for the movie Juno, and being located in Representative Michele Bachmann’s district. You’d be forgiven for not immediately associating St. Cloud with innovative recycling programs, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the central Minnesota city. Tri-County Organics has obtained a state […]

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Restaurant recycling on the rise

Restaurant recycling on the rise

| September 11, 2013

What happens to all the food scraps, bottles, napkins, and condiment packages after you finish your meal at a restaurant? They may make their way to the dumpster, but more often than not, at least some of those leftovers and materials find new life in a recycling bin. A recent article by Nation’s Restaurant News weighed […]

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USDA and FDA combat food waste in the U.S.

USDA and FDA combat food waste in the U.S.

| June 18, 2013

As Americans, our waistlines are bigger than ever — and yet we’re still wasting unprecedented amounts of food. According to a recent report, “as much as 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown away, amounting to 1,400 calories per person per day [and] $400 per person per year.” It wasn’t always this way. […]

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Food recycling: the best kind of leftovers

Food recycling: the best kind of leftovers

| May 28, 2013

Imagine this: head to your refrigerator. Remove half the contents. Throw all of that in the trash. It sounds crazy, right? That’s essentially what we all do, according to a recent report by the Institution for Mechanical Engineers. That’s right: it is estimated that 50% of global food production goes to waste. With nearly one billion people living […]

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