|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting
Director of University Sustainability
Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:
Residential Dining and the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) do not directly compost pre-consumer food waste. All Residential Dining facilities and PMU divert waste from the landfill through a cooperative agreement with the West Lafayette Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). All pre-consumer waste collected is transported to the WWTP. At the WWTP the pre-consumer food waste is placed in an anaerobic digester which produces methane gas used to run turbines to produce electricity. Approximately 25% of the electrical needs of the WWTP are provided through this process.
The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The website URL where information about the composting program is available:
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