Thursday, June 3, 2010

Is food waste recycling an investment play?

Food waste recycling as a new 'green industry' presents unparalleled financial opportunities for post-recession growth, particularly in the heavily populated and food waste dense State of New Jersey and the immediate surrounding region."

Photo: Mosman Council

That bold statement comes from folks at Rutgers University who are planning a day-long forum to explore how food recycling can not only save disposal fees for large-quantity generators but also create profit opportunities for those who turn the waste into soil, fertilizer, and energy products.

New Jersey’s first-ever Investment Forum for food waste recycling will be held on June 16, starting at 8 a.m. and concluding with a reception at 4:30 p.m., at the Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick.

The forum is the creation of Rutgers' Solid Waste Resource Renewal Group which sees a national food waste recycling trend developing. One example they point to is Walmart's plan to roll out a 50- state food waste recycling program for its stores sometime later this year. Competition for the "green" business advantage, they say, will drive other businesses, large and small, to follow suit.

Registration for the Investment Forum is $40 for one person, and $25 additional from the same organization; $25 for non-profit or government.

To view the event's agenda or to registration or obtain information on sponsorships, go to, call 732-932-9155, ext. 233, or email Priscilla Hayes at

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