Commentary: Zero Waste Requires Visionary Thinking

Read the full story in BioCycle.

Innovation may occasionally start by accident, but it requires foresight and dedication to bring that spark to fruition. The Zero Waste movement is an example of this — a vision of reality where resources aren’t being squandered in landfills and incinerators — which takes not just one but a series of steps to accomplish large-scale change. Specific to food waste, it involves solutions to reduce wastage all along the value chain, from the farm to distribution and retail, to feeding hungry people and diverting the nonedible portion to composting and anaerobic digestion, and returning those nutrients to the soil to complete the cycle.

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