Here's what our overall waste picture looked like in 2008:
But we don't like to include spent grain, which goes to a local cattle farmer, in our waste data because you lose granularity on everything else. So, here's what the data looks like without it:
This is information we can use. In 2007, we set a waste stream diversion goal (not including spent grain) of 95%. So, we're well on our way. Last year, we reported a diversion rate of 73.3%. Several reasons for the dramatic improvement: (1) a new sorting station in the kitchen
, with a much more pleasant compost receptacle, as well as composting crocks throughout the offices; (2) a six-sigma glass project in packaging that reduced glass waste by 39% (but glass is recycled, so ...