The statistics surrounding food waste in the United States can only be described as staggering. More than 30 percent of the food produced for human consumption in the United States, valued at $162 billion annually, isn’t eaten. Even institutions like the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank , with the goal of distributing food to those in need, must tackle this challenge of wasted food. The food bank is now using a composting sytems from FOR Solutions which utilizes a JWC 3-SHRED Grinder to break down the tough solids in the 2,000 pounds of food waste processed daily. The result is a reliable system to recycle the waste into nutrient-rich compost used on local San Diego farms. The food bank’s improved environmental footprint and substantial savings on hauling and tipping fees are among several additional benefits.
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