Sustainability is a critical element of the food industry and, therefore, is an important part of culinary education. Since opening its doors in August 2013, The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College (Lansdale, Pa.) has partnered with Sustainable Waste Solutions to convert 100 percent of its waste – including trash, recycling and food trimmings — into energy or materials, making it landfill-free facility.
A local Montgomery County business, Sustainable Waste Solutions employs single-stream advanced techniques to increase the rate of materials that are actually recycled. This eliminates byproduct waste that may end up in the landfill. And for materials that can’t be recycled, the company employs Energy-from-Waste processes that create energy from the combustion of solid waste.
To learn more about how Montgomery County Community College is "going green," visit mc3green.wordpress.com.