I caught an article today in Sustainable Business Oregon about how Portland manages restaurant and beverage industry food waste. “For the last two years, Columbia Biogas has been planning a Northeast Portland facility that will convert commercial food waste into renewable energy and sustainable fertilizer. The project will save Portland businesses money, protect our environment and create badly needed jobs in an economically struggling neighborhood.”
That’s a win/win/win. Conversion of commercial food waste into a usable product. Protection of the environment. Creation of jobs in a city neighborhood. A great example of the creation of a sustainable and renewable energy source (meaning fertilizer) from resources that already exist (food/beverage waste) as being a good business decision.
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