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Chick-fil-A to expand 'restaurant-composting program' pilot

Eric Mandel
Chick-fil-A to expand 'restaurant-composting program' pilot

The goal was to address an industry-wide food waste problem — the U.S. restaurant industry creates 11.4 million tons of food waste each year, according to the nonprofit ReFED. Through the partnership, Chick-fil-A places its organic material, like food scraps, into a compost container that is collected weekly and broken down into nutrient-rich soil at a compost facility. It completes the circle.” Since 2017, Let Us Compost has collected 144,000 pounds of food waste from Todd’s Beechwood and Barnett Shoals restaurants, and will soon begin the process at his third restaurant, which recently opened in downtown Athens, Chick-fil-A said.