According to an analysis from the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, only 17% of restaurants compost leftover food. Given that food waste is often the largest cost in a restaurant, there can be monetary. In fact, the National Restaurant Association reveals that more money is spent on food waste than any other waste!
What is Composting?
Composting food waste ensures that it biologically decomposes into a nutrient-rich material. This process transforms food waste into an organic material that can be used as a mulch or compost.
Why is Composting Important?
A lot of the food waste that is sent to landfills could easily be composted. Environmentally, it makes sense to use waste for something useful, such as building healthy soil for future fruit and vegetables.
What Does Composting Do for the Environment?
Every year, limited landfill space continues to decline. Composting is one way to resolve this challenge.
Here are some ways that composting directly benefits the environment:
• Reduces the use of chemical fertilizers
• Facilitates greater production of agricultural crops
• Helps prevent pests and plant diseases
• Provide cost savings by reducing waste hauling expenses while generating nutrient-rich organic material