Impact Bioenergy™, a startup company that was formed in 2013 in Seattle, converts restaurant compost bin waste and spent yeast from breweries into renewable energy and organic plant food. Impact Bioenergy’s mission is to change the paradigm and get food “waste” to be recognized as a valuable renewable resource, which empowers communities by making renewable energy and organic plant food locally through organic materials recycling.
King County Solid Waste Division (SWD) has supported Impact Bioenergy through their commercial food waste grants for projects that aim to reduce food waste generated by the commercial sector (non-residential) within King County.
The Local Food team spoke with Srirup Kumar, Community Engagement Officer at Impact Bioenergy, to learn more about why bioenergy is valuable to King County farmers and residents and how a circular economy is being created on Vashon Island. … More Making food go further through waste reduction and innovation
The 2018 Farm Bill that was recently signed into law allocates billions of dollars to American farmers, bolsters farmers markets, and rejects stricter limits on food stamps. Find out more about some of the most noteworthy aspects of the new farm bill in this blog post! … More 2018 Farm Bill: What’s new for agricultural policy?
Composting can make a big difference. Cutting down on food waste can make even more of a difference. The Compost Story by Kiss the Ground makes the case for why composting matters and features Adrian Grenier, Rosario Dawson, Kendrick Sampson and Amy Smart. They know a lot about compost! Our video doesn’t feature any … More It’s compost day! Celebrate with videos
Did you know that almost 35% of what ends up in the landfill is food scraps and food-soiled paper? It can be composted in your curbside yardwaste cart? … More Become a composting pro
We took some them from this year’s most popular New Year’s resolutions and put a green spin for small steps to make 2017 an eco-tastic year. … More Eco-conscious New Year’s resolutions
Nearly 30% of what we throw away in our garbage is recyclable food scraps and food soiled paper. Take King County’s pledge to Compost More. Waste Less now and get a free toolkit! … More Composting questions? We have you covered
Here are 10 ways to become a local food champion: … More Good Food Champion: Eat healthy, support local