EcoScraps Extends Organic Food Waste Compost into Hawaii

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EcoScraps Extends Organic Food Waste Compost into Hawaii08 August 2012

Utah based food waste specialist, EcoScraps which produces organic, chemical and manure free lawn and garden products is expanding into Hawaii.

According to the company, by establishing a new infrastructure model for creating organic compost, it has been able to quickly expand and reach a wide variety of consumers.

Waste haulers can offload food waste free of charge at the company's facilities, saving on landfill charges and enabling them to offer discounts to grocers.

The company said that it currently diverts 100 tons (91 tonnes) of produce waste per day from grocery stores away from landfill and turns it into compost and other lawn and garden products.

EcoScraps was founded just two years ago and since has begun manufacturing its products in Utah, California and Arizona.

Currently, the company sells its 'poop free' throughout Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California and now in big box home improvement stores across Hawaii.

"America's food waste accounts for 30 million tons, which is equivalent to 25% of all landfill waste in the U.S.," said CEO and co-founder Dan Blake. "This number is expected to almost double by 2025."

"Our expansion into the Aloha state affords us the opportunity to repurpose even more food waste and contribute to Hawaii's tradition of having the best plants and gardens on earth," commented CEO and co-founder Dan Blake.


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