January 20, 2011 This was an inspirational post, not just for the fantastic idea of using an ongoing resource of coffee grinds – Americans alone consume up to 400 million cups of coffee a day – but the fact that the idea of growing mushrooms from coffee grinds arose from a college lecture given by [...]
November 18, 2010 Mainstream media made a visit to Jonathan Bloom’s home recently to talk to him about America’s habits of wasting food. Bloom’s recently published book, American Wasteland, focuses on this subject – a subject that will certainly be talked about even more after seeing the CBS video. It was amazing to see how [...]
April 13, 2010 This is great to read! As a city, Portland is taking another step toward lowering it’s carbon footprint impact by offering a residential curbside pickup of food scraps to be composted. “Letters notifying participating households went out Friday. Starting the week of April 26, participants will receive a 2-gallon plastic bin for [...]
March 4, 2010 Now if this isn’t a waste: “According to the Agriculture Department, each year Americans toss more than 25 percent, of all domestically produced food. A 2009 study showed that a quarter of U.S. water and 4 percent of U.S. oil consumption annually go into producing and distributing food that ultimately ends up [...]
One restaurant chooses to participate in a city-wide recycling program, turning food waste into reusable garden compost.
Article by Lizzy Caston, from the Edible Portland Magazine Photo by N. Scott Trimble Bijou Café staff dump the contents of an indoor compost bin into a larger, outdoor bin to be picked up by their garbage hauler. How Portland deals with its trash is changing — residentially and commercially. In May 2008, Portland households [...]