20 Apr '12, 2pm

The business case for composting from Whole Foods, MGM & BofA

The business case for composting from Whole Foods, MGM & BofA

The two biggest challenges to composting programs remain limited infrastructure and cultural habits. Apparently, people still resist scraping and dumping food into separate bins. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, less than 3 percent of food was recovered or recycled in 2010. That hasn't stopped companies like Whole Foods Markets , MGM Resorts International and Bank of America from trying. Their main motivation is financial: By cutting back on food waste, companies can reduce waste hauling costs for waste sent to landfill. In addition, requiring employees to separate food scraps and other compostable materials from their solid waste streams can also force them to think differently about procurement, packaging and production processes -- saving money upstream. "It serves as an opportunity for resource reduction across the board," said Kathy Loftus, globa...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/20/whole-foods-mgm-b...

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