A new generation of organic waste systems and products

Read the full story in Crain’s New York.

Nonprofits such as City Harvest and newcomer Rescuing Leftover Cuisine together move millions of pounds of uneaten food from local retailers to soup kitchens and homeless shelters per year. But such efforts barely make a dent in the 40% of United States food production that winds up in dumps, contributing to landfilled food’s dubious distinction as the world’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

The good news is that a new generation of systems and products is arriving to tackle organic waste on multiple and sometimes unexpected fronts.

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