Compost food waste a growing issue at CPS

Compost food waste a growing issue at CPS
Compost food waste a growing issue at CPS

Compost food waste a growing issue at CPS

Chicago Public Schools create an estimated 13,000 tons of compostable food waste each year which could theoretically be turned into rich soil if the conditions were right. Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School is currently running a pilot to see what it would take to make those conditions right and WBEZ’s Monica Eng recently checked it out. She shares details of the visit, and Zero Waste Program Manager Jen Nelson of Seven Generations Ahead, an environmental non profit based in Oak Park, explains what more could be done to decrease waste. Photo: Flickr/USDAgov