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Eartha Limited - New Restaurant Recycling Business

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Local restaurateur launching trash biz for Downtown food folks—if SWACO lets her

    Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010

    The dream, said Lessner, is turning the tons of waste from Central Ohio’s restaurants into something useable like, say, compost. Easy enough. There are lots of places that will accept restaurant’s recyclable materials like food scraps and compost. The problem is that there’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 city’s south end or, in the case of food scraps, to surrounding farms.

    READ MORE: http://www.theotherpaper.com/articles/2010/05/13/front/doc4bec0dc9cf03a374937932.txt

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    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.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2010/08/26/people-to-watch-mike-minnix.html?sid=108



    That’s a nice writeup in the Alive. Any recent news on the SWACO approval?



    Food Recycling: Trash to Treasure
    Wednesday November 2, 2011 8:35 PM
    By John Ross
    Columbus Alive

    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.html



    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/



    Eartha Limited Renews Focus on Food Waste, Grows Rapidly
    Published on March 14, 2013 4:15 pm
    By: Walker

    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-rapidly



    Mar 19, 2014, 11:37am EDT
    Food-scrap recycler Eartha growing as co-founders’ legal dispute nears end
    Carrie Ghose
    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=all


    Award winning entrepreneuriall stuff here. So awesome! #bestof

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