Ignoble Rot: Food Scraps as Compost and Energy
Food scraps comprise almost one-fifth of the amount of material our region sends to landfills every year – enough to fill 5000 long-haul trucks. These food scraps can provide compost, energy and other benefits to communities, but what are the most desirable environmental and economic approaches to dealing with this resource? What impacts do food scraps have on the climate, water supplies, energy, and food security?
David Allaway, senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will share insights for different ways of dealing with food scraps while reducing what we throw away.
This Let's Talk Trash event is held in conjunction with Science on Tap, a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
Buy tickets for this event through Science on Tap for $8 in advance or a $10 suggested donation at the door. The ticket price helps cover Science on Tap's costs for the event.
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