09 May '12, 1pm

Why companies need composting to meet zero waste goals

Why companies need composting to meet zero waste goals

Your organization's best attempts to reduce the amount of food and organic waste it sends to landfill will fall short without proper employee training and highly visual educational signage, according to a panel of organics waste experts. "This requires training and rethinking, starting in the back hallway," said Scott Maurer, executive sous chef for Peabody Hotels , which initiated its composting program last summer in part because more event planners were requesting it. Since ramping up its program in January, Peabody Hotels has diverted more than 30 tons of food waste, largely through "pre-consumer" efforts to collect vegetable and food trimmings generated as food is prepared. The organization is now ramping up its "post-consumer" collection and separation initiatives that focus on food left on plates, buffets or banquet tables, Maurer said. The need for education -- and...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/05/09/why-companies-nee...

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