Eartha Limited - New Restaurant Recycling Business
May 13, 2010 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #81665
Local restaurateur launching trash biz for Downtown food folksÃ¢â‚¬â€if SWACO lets her
Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010
The dream, said Lessner, is turning the tons of waste from Central OhioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s restaurants into something useable like, say, compost. Easy enough. There are lots of places that will accept restaurantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recyclable materials like food scraps and compost. The problem is that thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no one to haul it. Enter Lessner.
If all goes according to plan, she and her earth-friendly composting partner, Mike Minnix, will open a 30,000-square-foot storage facility in Franklinton by August that employs 20 to 50 people and utilizes trucks that run on restaurant grease to pick up paper, glass, plastic and other recyclables, including food scraps, from Downtown restaurants and transport it to a state-of-the-art composting facility on the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s south end or, in the case of food scraps, to surrounding farms.August 26, 2010 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #371213
People to Watch: Mike Minnix
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
By Jesse Tigges
As the brains behind Eartha Limited, Mike Minnix knows that being environmentally responsible should be operationally and economically viable.
By focusing on the restaurant industry, where 90 percent of waste is reusable, Minnix found an opportunity to have a substantial ecological impact while helping small businesses with their bottom line.August 27, 2010 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #371214
That’s a nice writeup in the Alive. Any recent news on the SWACO approval?November 3, 2011 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #371215
Food Recycling: Trash to Treasure
Wednesday November 2, 2011 8:35 PM
By John Ross
Even in the cold, you can smell the pungent aroma of the bags 10 feet away. Breath misting around his beard, Mike Minnix wheels a large container and tips it out the back of a white box truck, dumping another batch of small, biodegradable bags onto a bed of wood chips.
READ MORE: http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2011/11/03/food-recycling-trash-to-treasure.htmlDecember 5, 2011 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #371216
Local Residents Team Up To Make Columbus Restaurants Waste Free
December 5, 2011
by Marilyn Smith
89.7 NPR News Afternoon Host
A new Benchmarking study shows Columbus lags behind fifteen other metropolitan areas when it comes to fostering small businesses. But local entrepreneurs can find opportunities sometimes in unlikely places. Two such like minded residents, Elizabeth Lessner and Mike Minnix found their business opening literally in the trash.
READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2011/12/05/local-residents-team-up-to-make-columbus-restaurants-waste-free/March 15, 2013 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm #371217
Eartha Limited Renews Focus on Food Waste, Grows Rapidly
Published on March 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Eartha Limited launched in 2009 as a startup business with a noble purpose: divert local food waste from the county landfill and become a premiere resource for composting and waste management consulting. Immediate challenges delayed some of the company’s plans as the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) had existing policies in place that prevented any private entity from diverting food scraps from landfill disposal.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/eartha-limited-renews-focus-on-food-waste-grows-rapidlyMarch 19, 2014 11:59 am at 11:59 am #978104
Mar 19, 2014, 11:37am EDT
Food-scrap recycler Eartha growing as co-founders’ legal dispute nears end
Staff reporter – Columbus Business First
Eartha Ltd., the food-scrap recycling business founded by Columbus restaurateur Liz Lessner, is close to settling legal disputes with a minority owner and its landlord while enjoying a growth in sales.
Eartha sued co-founder Michael Minnix in February 2013, accusing him of using a business loan for personal expenses and helping two competing businesses by contacting Eartha clients on their behalf.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/03/food-scrap-recycler-eartha-growing-as-co-founders.html?page=allMarch 20, 2014 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #981300
Award winning entrepreneuriall stuff here. So awesome! #bestof
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