Why Companies Should Support Composting
Composting is a natural process that takes organic bi-products that traditionally would find its way to landfills, and transform them into nutrient-rich soil which helps plants grow.
Often when people think of composting, they tend to think of traditional backyard composting, and therefore don’t realize that some of the biggest opportunities for composting in our country exist in the business world.
Over 30% of waste generated in the US is made up of organic bi-products and food waste. Companies are slowly starting to realize their part in this, and as a result, are attempting to improve corporate sustainability goals or achieve zero-waste objectives through composting.
So if you are a company that offloads organic bi-products into landfills as a result of your manufacturing and/or business processes, what is the benefit for you to change your current process to a more environmentally-friendly approach?
Well, I’m glad you asked. Here are two big reasons:
- Organic recycling can save you money.
Dumping into landfills can often be expensive. Finding an organic recycling partner near your facility can reduce your direct expense as they are often cheaper than that of landfill costs.
- Organic recycling can benefit the environment.
How would you like your waste to be seen as an environmental benefit vs. an environmental liability? Recycling your organic bi-products can do just that. Not only is it often more cost effective, but it also represents a better story you can tell your customers, your employees and the community you operate in.
Developing a corporate composting / organic recycling program can be easier than you think. The key is to find the right partner to help you create the right process that works for your business.
AgRecycle consults with many Indiana restaurants, grocery stores, and manufacturing facilities to suggest and create a program that works. We can even in many cases be a resource to haul off your organic waste and put it to good use in our composting operation.
Give us a call when you are interested in seeing how composting and organic recycling can be an asset to your business.