Last night, my wife and I did our [semi] regular clean out of the refrigerator. Limp, yellowing vegetables; a Tupperware container with leftover soup, molding leftover pizza (my 15 year old son’s…I swear), hummus we never quite finished and more. Food waste is everywhere and according to the EPA, it is the largest portion of our waste stream, representing 21%, out of which only 3% gets diverted from a landfill or an incinerator.
The answer used to be either backyard composting or vermiculture (i.e., indoor worm composting). Of course, going main stream with those hasn’t worked as well in large part due to the huge yuck and convenience barriers that were tough to overcome for an average household. However, over the last few years, curbside pickup of residential food waste is starting to get a foothold in certain regions.
Curbside collection of residential food waste has seen a 50% increase in the past four years. And it is finally getting some national traction with programs happening in 18 different states. Is food waste recycling on the brink of a breakthrough? Read More
We recently had our very own version of a rockin’ block party with a host of clients, partners, staff and their guests helping to warm our new digs in beautiful Downtown Long Beach.
We opened our newly minted doors to our friends and associates who got a glimpse of where the magic happens. Seriously, it was heartening to showcase some of our best work on our green, brown and off-white walls. It was even recognized – a poster on a multi-family recycling program was immediately spotted by Cathi Vargas from Culver City (who worked on the project with us).
Our new office is more than just a new space. It’s the embodiment of our core values of impact, initiative, curiosity, passion, selflessness and fun. Every nook and cranny around the office was carefully designed and fleshed out to reflect these values, down to the quite literal “fun room” our fearless staff Samantha and Mary created from mostly repurposed furniture and items. It’s in the fun room that we have our Wednesday Game Days (a bunch of board games fill the shelves of the room) and Read More