News : Students and Restaurants Choose to Turn Food Waste into Compost

Jul 22, 2013

 Published in The Portsmouth Herald and SeacoastOnline.com,

By Deborah Mcdermott

It's all a matter of education, said Rian Bedard. Once you know, you can't go back. 

Bedard knows what he's talking about. Four years ago, when he started EcoMovement, a recycling-trash-compost business, most Portsmouth restaurants were throwing everything into one bin. There was little recycling. Food waste was thrown in with everything else. Today, "more restaurants than not" are separating out their waste. 

And Bedard's company is largely responsible for that. "We went in and trained the staff. We tried to make it as easy as possible. Now it's pretty much second nature to them."

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