Did you know 40% of food in the United States is wasted? And packaging makes up a significant portion of waste that ends up in the landfill (~30% in 2017)?
At WRR we not only work to reduce food waste but packaging waste as well!
We accept food waste with up to 7% contamination by weight – our depackaging machines work hard to separate the food waste from the packaging. So what happens to all that packaging, you ask? We prepare as much of it as we can for recycling by baling it on site!
Our operators combine source-separated materials such as aluminum, cardboard, shrink wrap and HDPE and PET plastics. They are then load into giant balers and compressed into a manageable bale, or large block. We store these on site to be picked up and recycled!
We also partner with Momentum Recycling to haul all our empty glass bottles to be processed at their plant recycled as well. No waste here!