Without healthy soil, there is no healthy food.
We are good at taking nutrients from the ground when we grow our food, but we are not good at putting those nutrients back.
Nutrient loss and soil erosion means that our farms are increasingly dependent on industrial fertilizers to produce the food we eat, and our soil is becoming weaker and more susceptible to extreme weather changes in our environment.
The key to resilient food systems depends on the health of our soil.
In order to close the loop, and restore nutrients to the soil we are committed to:
Building Local Infrastructure
and working with regional partners to build and maintain facilities so that food waste can be properly composted at scale.
Establishing Local Partnerships
with careful consideration and an emphasis on the same commitment to quality that we set for ourselves.
so that this work can outlive the visions holders that started this movement and reinforce the regenerative, circular economy.
Defining Industry Standards
by working to create clarity around policy and zoning, and improving definitions with public and governing entities.
When we entered this industry in 2011, our vision was to make it easy for people to reduce their food waste, and build healthy soil.
However, we quickly learned that the infrastructure, policy, and support needed to properly process food waste was non-existent, and in order to work at scale, we were going to have to roll up our sleeves to become advocates in both private and public sectors if we wanted to succeed at creating the systems necessary to do this important work.
Since then, we have established and supported critical partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and have help to define standards that make this work not only easier for us to do, but also others that want to join this movement.
Partners in Composting
Our processing partners help us close the loop by turning your food scraps into nutrient rich compost.
Composting is a magical process and we encourage you to learn more about our partners.
There are a lot of ways you can join the movement and support the work that we do.
Georgia Compost Facility
This facility has supported the growth of our collection business in Atlanta, and processes 200 tons of food scraps each month that would otherwise be sent to landfills.Learn more