Case Study – Misfits Market: a comprehensive approach to food waste

When the Misfits Market founders learned that 30-40% of food in the United States is wasted and ends up in our landfills, they decided there had to be a better solution – Misfits Market was born! Misfits sources produce from farms and grocery stores that is considered “ugly” (meaning it is misshapen, too large, too […]

Announcing WRR’s Residential Public Food Waste Drop-Off!

Wasatch Resource Recovery is launching a new project as a community resource to reduce food waste! The residential public drop-off is now OPEN, check out all the details below and reach out if you have any questions.  Residential Public Drop-Off Details Who: You, your family, friends and neighbors! What: An alternative destination for household food […]

What does ‘food waste’ mean, anyway?

When you hear the words ‘food waste’ what do you picture? Veggie scraps? Moldy food? Expired packaged goods? It can be difficult to understand the types of material and the volumes at which we accept them at Wasatch Resource Recovery, so here’s an inside look at some of what comes our way!  Liquid Waste Most […]

Sell by, Use by, Best by – Can I Eat This?

Have you ever cleaned out your pantry or fridge and found an old bottle of ketchup or a box of crackers that you forgot about? You check the label and it says “Best By February 2016”, oops! You open them up and they smell fine, look fine, even taste fine! But that pesky date… In […]

“Do you incinerate the food waste?” “No!”

This is one of the most common questions we receive at Wasatch Resource Recovery and one that we wanted to dive into a bit more! Incineration was one of the most common ways to keep solid waste out of landfills in the United States and much of the world 20 to 30 years ago. It […]

Case Study – Harmons Grocery’s Vision for Sustainability Drives Food Waste Diversion Efforts

There are myriad things to consider when assessing a grocery store chain’s environmental impact. A comprehensive sustainability plan takes into consideration everything from environmentally friendly packaging, to energy conservation, to alternative fuel delivery vehicles. However, according to Kate Whitbeck, Harmons Grocery sustainability director, the locally owned and operated grocery chain chose waste reduction and diversion […]