Miami University Turning Food Waste into Water

August 31, 2015

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Miami University Turning Food Waste into Water


In an effort not to waste money, Miami University is using its waste to save money.

The university has invested in multiple green energy initiatives, including a $30,000 to $50,000 machine that turns the food waste from the Garden Commons dining hall into wastewater that won’t clog up landfills.

Called EnviroPure, the eco-friendly waste disposal system is a large machine that looks like a freezer. But instead of ice on the inside, there’s a special mixture that breaks down the food waste, said Tina Rotundo, an executive manager of dining.

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