To combat the issue of food waste, U of I Housing collaborated with F&S Utilities & Energy Services, Operations, Maintenance & Alterations, and environmental compliance.
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Attached are the meeting minutes and chat from the Zero Waste SWATeam meeting on 10/16.
Discussed were the following topics:
Reducing Food Waste
- Compost at Illini Union
- Compost at National Soybean Research Center (NSRC)
- Environment-Enhancing Energy Paradigm for Food Waste to Biofuel and Biomaterial
- Feasibility Research on Food Waste Biodigesters
- Food Donation
- Food Literacy Project
- Large-Scale Food Waste Composting
EnviroPure is a food waste elimination system that is a self-contained unit that can be continually fed food waste and dispose the waste. The system is designed to solve the environmental, operations, and economic issues associated with the disposal of food waste. The unit keeps optimal temperatures and oxygen levels for aerobic decomposition to take place more quickly. This results in a complete elimination of food waste without odors, sludge build-up, and system clean out requirements.
As of 2014, there are four Enviropure units. They are located at LAR, PAR, SDRP/IKE, and Housing Food Stores.
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