Waste Not Wednesday: Snacking Sustainably

Fruitcycle diverts landfill-bound fruits and vegetables and turns them into snacks. (Screenshot from Fruitcycle website.) - See
Fruitcycle diverts landfill-bound fruits and vegetables and turns them into snacks. (Screenshot from Fruitcycle website.) - See more at: http://www.planetforward.org/idea/waste-not-wednesday-snacking-sustainably#sthash.ZNc97WN3.dpuf
April 07, 2016
D.C. may be a great hub for good food, but it’s also a huge hub for food waste. Many local businesses are responding to this critical food security issue by rethinking what they can do with landfill-bound fruits and vegetables.
 
I caught up with Elizabeth Bennett, founder of Fruitcycle, a D.C.-based social enterprise serving up sustainable snacks in the form of apple chips and kale crisps. They not only satisfy late-afternoon cravings and pack a nutritional punch, but are also rooting on the fight against food waste in our nation’s capitol.