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Food Waste Diversion Machines

Food waste diversion machines have recently gained momentum within the restaurant industry. Some of these machines turn food into a soil amendment to help grow new food, trees, or plants. When this food is diverted from the landfill and is used to grow something new, then the machine meets the Green Restaurant Association’s environmental standards and garners a restaurant GreenPoints™ towards becoming a Certified Green Restaurant®. Some machines turn food waste into sludge, which then goes down the drain. When these machines are used to throw this liquefied food down the drain, they do not satisfy the GRA's food waste recycling certification standards, which are: The GRA's food waste diver

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