SN Whole Health: Trash to Cash

SN Whole Health: Trash to Cash

Recycling catches on as a way to reduce solid waste costs. “We put so much valuable resources into growing food that it should never go into landfill.” — Michael Hewett, senior director of sustainability and environment, Publix Super Markets

Not many people knew what to make of the 18-foot-tall fixture that was installed behind PCC Natural Markets’ Issaquah store one morning back in March. The contraption included a large silo-looking cannister attached to a metal shed.

The strange-looking apparatus is actually a state-of-the-art food scrap “harvester” being tested by PCC as part of its ongoing waste reduction program. The harvester, d

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