Kroger Compost Pilot
Urban Green Lab and Kroger’s Nashville headquarters have partnered together to pilot food waste composting service for Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2019. Building off a pilot by the World Wildlife Fund which audited wasted food in K-12 cafeterias, Urban Green Lab and Kroger have teamed up with Compost Nashville to investigate the barriers and opportunities around composting food waste in Metro schools and test the feasibility of a district-wide program. Three Nashville schools were involved in the pilot (Warner Arts Magnet, West Meade Elementary, H.G. Hill Middle School), which includes training for teachers, cafeteria managers, and custodial staff.
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