Dining Director Bill Marks of Hennepin County Medical Ctr. with the hospital’s rooftop herb garden.
Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis generates lots of waste from its dining operations that in the past would all go into dumpsters, then to trash haulers paid to take it away. Not good for the environment, or for finances. Four years ago, the nutrition services department instituted a change, installing a protocol that has so far separated out some 75 tons of source-separated organic waste annually from the rest of the trash in the kitchen and dishroom. The organics go ...
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