Collaborative Composting Works for Univ of Penn

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

One way to make sustainability work is to work together.

That’s what University of Pennsylvania and local restaurants have been doing to re-use waste and save money for everyone.

The University invested $100,000 to renovate its recycling center and install a composting facility for food scraps from the nearby restaurants.  The composted material is used by a local school as a soil additive.

But the real payout is money.  By reducing the amount of solid waste, the University and the restaurants have reduced their waste hauling charges by 30%.

No wonder it’s a success; everybody wins.

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