A new facility is being built in North Salt Lake to turn food waste into energy. It’s the first of a kind in Utah.
Gov. Gary Herbert (R) helped kick off construction on Thursday.
The South Davis Sewer District has teamed up with a company called ALLPRO Energy & Water to build this energy facility that will also make compost.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Americans waste about 40 percent of their food.
“We’re able to capture that food waste and make something beneficial out of it,” says Morgan Bowerman, who’s working on the Wasatch Resource Recovery plant now being built.