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Trash or Treasure: Wastewater, Plastics, and Spent Brewing Grain

  Trash or Treasure: Wastewater, Plastics, and Spent Brewing Grain

Ever wonder what happens to a Coke bottle after it’s thrown into a city recycle bin? Or what happens to the spent grains after you’ve enjoyed a Seventh Son brew? All over Columbus innovators are working towards better solutions for dealing with waste, and this Drink and Think is your chance to become part of […]

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This Entrepreneur Wants to Feed the Hungry with Ugly and Misshapen Produce

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega This Entrepreneur Wants to Feed the Hungry with Ugly and Misshapen Produce

People are hungry, and good food is going to waste. Enter: Misfits Market, a subscription service delivering low-cost, mildly ugly produce to frugal or limited-budget buyers. A Philadelphia-based operation, Misfits Market is the brain child of Abhi Ramesh, a native Atlantan who, while apple-picking at a farm near Philadelphia, observed a peculiar practice by the […]

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SWACO Releases Plan to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman SWACO Releases Plan to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030

In September of 2018, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, otherwise known as SWACO, developed the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative to unite organizations in a common goal of reducing food waste in central Ohio. The initiative, which includes more than 60 organizations, businesses, schools and nonprofits, came together to form solutions to prevent […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Study Finds That People Blame Everyone Else for Food Waste

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Study Finds That People Blame Everyone Else for Food Waste

Food waste and food insecurity are two of the nation’s and the world’s biggest problems, and one is constantly working to feed the other. Ohio is working with several food conservation efforts, the most recent of which is a bill that would incentivize businesses to donate their leftover food. A recent study by PLOS One found […]

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Community Plates Saves Food from Local Landfills

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Plates Saves Food from Local Landfills

Community Plates was launched in 2011 with a very simple goal: to get food to people in need. Founder Jeff Schacher recognized a huge discrepancy between the amount of food being thrown away each day by restaurants and grocery stores, and the amount of food needed in local pantries and shelters. So he created Community […]

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Compost Columbus Offers Residential Composting Service

Anne Evans Anne Evans Compost Columbus Offers Residential Composting Service

If you have been wanting to start composting but are unsure or do not have space to for it, Compost Columbus offers a subscription based composting service. Cameron Nicodemus, 25, started the business in June of 2013 and has grown the business to 26 subscribers with hard work and blue buckets of enthusiasm. “Once I […]

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