This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture posted on their blog that the agency is in the midst of a Food Waste Challenge at their headquarters in Washington. The department is seeking to reduce the amount of waste that is thrown away in the cafeteria by 5 percent during this year.
The USDA is using some of the food scraps and paper waste collected in the cafeteria as composting for the People's Garden, a public garden located on the grounds of the building. The department professionally processes much of its own composting and stores some of the waste in drums to use as fertilizer.
In the blog post, the USDA urges homeowners to join the Food Waste Challenge by collecting their own compostable waste and starting a composting pile outside. If you'd like to participate, be sure to check out our Eco Products and Bambu compostable disposables, which are perfect for serving quick meals and are 100 percent compostable.
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