In its first week, Bernardus’ new food waste program diverted roughly 2,400 pounds of compostable materials from local landfills. The success is due in part to a wonderful local non-profit called The Offset Project. They have guided us all along the way; providing training in waste reduction strategies; and delivering necessary infrastructure, on-the-ground support, and documentation reports in order to achieve a zero-waste vision. Our local Waste Management, hauls cooked and uncooked food scraps – fruits, veggies, meats, grains and coffee grounds – to the Monterrey Regional Waste Management District compost yard in Marina, expanding a commercial composting program. The truck even runs on methane gas captured from the landfill!
Be sure to check out The Offset Project’s tips for individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint -http://www.theoffsetproject.org/tipsforindividuals.htm.