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Shopping for Change | PDF Version (1 pg, 363.01 K, about PDFs)
Recycling food scraps is good for the environment and business! Supermarkets in Massachusetts are reducing, recovering, and recycling their food waste and saving money by participating in the state's voluntary supermarket recycling certification program.

Rock and Wrap It Up! Helps Fight Hunger | PDF Version (2 pp, 513.77 K, about PDFs)
Rock and Wrap It Up! (RWU) program is a national anti-poverty think tank that arranges the collection and local donation of leftover food and other basic necessities from rock concerts, sporting events, hotels, corporate meetings, political rallies, and school cafeterias. Among those organizations that have worked with RWU are the New York Giants, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Hyatt Grand Hotel in New York City.

Food Scraps Go to the Animals | PDF Version (1 pg, 261.44 K, about PDFs)
Don't throw away your food waste! Barthold Recycling and Roll-Off Services picks up food scraps from commercial businesses and feeds the scraps to pigs and cattle.

Feeding Animals - The Business Solution to Food Scraps | PDF Version (2 pp, 725.79 K, about PDFs)
New Jersey's Rutgers University, the third largest student dining operation in the country, is a leader in food scraps diversion. To reduce the amount of food waste generated at Rutgers, the dining halls partnered with a local farm. Pinter Farms, who collects on average 1.125 tons of food scraps per day from Rutgers' four main dining halls and feeds it to its hogs and cattle.

Food to Fuel | PDF Version (1 pg, 310.99 K, about PDFs )
Want fries with that fill up? With Pacific Biodiesel you can. Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel, Inc. converts recycled cooking oil into fuel that powers generators, commercial equipment, vehicles, and marine vessels. Biodiesel production diverts cooking oil from landfills, while its use reduces emissions of major greenhouse gases and substances such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, hazardous diesel particulates, and the acid-rain-causing sulfur dioxide.

Fine Dining Returns to the Earth | PDF Version (2 pp, 933.63 K, about PDFs)
Guests and the environment both receive the royal treatment at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By focusing on behind the scenes operations, such as food waste management, the hotel is preserving environmental resources and saving money without compromising the guest experience. EPA's Tribal Waste Journal: Tribal Composting Nourishes Land and Tradition (PDF) (28 pp, 957.75 K, about PDFs) includes case studies on food scraps composting from various Native American tribes and Alaskan Native villages.

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