Seattle’s Mandated Composting Program Enlists Restaurants to Reduce Waste, Improve Efficiency, and Enhance Community

Seattle’s Mandated Composting Program Enlists Restaurants to Reduce Waste, Improve Efficiency, and Enhance Community

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Seattle’s Mandated Composting Program Enlists Restaurants to Reduce Waste, Improve Efficiency, and Enhance Community

by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

In 2015, Seattle mandated commercial and residential composting in an effort to reduce landfill waste. The ordinance enjoyed 74 percent approval.

“Seattle is a national leader in recycling,” Tim Croll, solid waste director of Seattle Public Utilities, told the Capitol Hill Times. “Most of our city’s businesses and residents are already composting. This requirement is a progression of our collective efforts that help our city become even greener.”

For restaurant owners, the popular compost program provides some unexpected benefits. Here, Foodable TV talks with Seattle industry leaders about how Seattle’s composting program helps restaurants reduce food waste, enhance community, and improve the bottom line. READ MORE.

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