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The Colorado Company That's Tackling 36 Million Tons of Food Waste

Aug 05, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by The Perennial Plate

The United States throws away 36 million tons of food each year, which amounts to 40 percent of the total food generated. However, this massive issue presents a big recycling opportunity. In this short film from the web series The Perennial Plate, we tour A1 Organics in Colorado, which uses a machine called biogas digester to turn that waste into renewable natural gas.

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Author: Erica Moriarty

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