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South Windsor Looking To Remove Food Waste From Trash Stream

South Windsor Looking To Remove Food Waste From Trash Stream

In Connecticut, 22 percent, or two trillion tons, of all waste consists of food.

That statistic has the town thinking of ways to remove food from the waste stream like it recycles bottles, cans and paper. The state is requiring towns recycle 60 percent of all organic waste by 2024. In Southington, the first two food recycling plants in the state have opened and are creating electricity that powers homes and compost that fertilizes farms.

The plants — Quantum Biopower and Turning Earth LLC — takes tons of food waste from across the state turning it into...

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