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Compost Yields Healthy Crops

which promotes increased water retention and nutrient absorption for plant growth. Compost also provides a feedstock for essential microorganisms in the soil that aid plants and roots.

Utilizing Food Scraps in Compost

returns a nutrient rich soil amendment back to the earth and diverts roughly 30% of waste volumes sent to landfill annually in Illinois. 

Integrating Food Scraps Through Collection

drives demand from the bottom up, creating broader diversion opportunities for food scrap generators and haulers.

Wasting 40% of Food Supply

increases the need for more production of food crops. If efficiencies can be found in this system, the same amount of food can find its way to feed more people.

Restaurant Composting

 

Business/Institutional Composting

 
 
 

Residential Composting

 
 
 

How do I know that my customers even recognize these efforts?

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There are a variety of methods, but it comes down to you promoting your environmental efforts to your current and future customers.
 
In a recent study (link here), 72% of consumers said they value a company’s sustainable business practices! It is crucial and beneficial to publicize your composting initiative to current and future customers.
 
There are several programs that recognize sustainable restaurants, including We Compost, a window decal program that promotes composting restaurants. See other business recognition program in the EATS: How To Guide (Scroll down to Step 4).