The Value of Recovering Food Waste
Dairy farms and communities have a role to play in cutting down on food waste, and together, we can even utilize food waste to its greatest advantage.
One example is the announcement by the Cleveland Browns and FirstEnergy Stadium that they will use the Grind2Energy™ system from InSinkErator. At the stadium, food scraps which would otherwise go to a landfill are collected and ground into a slurry, which is transported to an anaerobic digester operated by quasar energy group at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
At the anaerobic digester, which periodically adds cow manure to lower acidity and boost the methane, quasar produces biogas for energy and fuel use. The system will divert 35 tons of food waste from landfills every season and recover enough nutrients to fertilize the equivalent of three football fields of crops. The Browns are the first professional franchise to implement the system.
Learn more about the value of recovering food waste with the resources below.
Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy moves forward; handbooks available
Now that the stakeholder consultation process has closed, the Stewardship & Sustainability Guide is one step closer to adoption across the dairy supply chain. By helping the industry track and communicate its progress in sustainability, this guide is a critical step in supporting a healthy planet and in meeting consumers' interests in knowing more about where their food comes from. Learn more about the comprehensive Guide.>>
New Tools Now Available to Help Share Dairy Industry's Sustainability Commitment
New resources are now available to support your sustainability communications. The materials can be customized to fit your outreach, or used as they are, with your internal and external audiences. Check out the toolkit.>>
- Access tools and resources including messaging and infographics to help share dairy's longstanding commitment to sustainability.
- Subscribe to Dairy Sustainability News, the Sustainability Commitment's e-newsletter.
Meet the Innovation Center sustainability team
- Endorse the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment.
- Join a sustainability project team.