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Kincardine launches FoodCycler pilot project

The Municipality of Kincardine opened registration for 180 participants in a pilot project designed to reduce in-home food waste.

The Municipal Innovation Council (M.I.C.) is working with Food Cycle Science (FCS) to make the FoodCyclerTM units available at a subsidized cost.

FoodCyclerTM units are a countertop alternative to composting to cut food waste at home. The system uses a specialized grinder to produce an odourless, nutrient-rich material that can be used as fertilizer for plants and gardens.

Food waste accounts for half of all household waste, and 63 per cent is avoidable. It causes ten per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The original FoodCyclerTM FC-30, with a bucket capacity of 2.5 litres, is available for $150 plus HST. The family-sized FoodCyclerTM Maestro is $300 plus HST. Delivery is scheduled for later this month.

“This technology reduces the amount of food waste we see in our landfill,” said Director of Infrastructure and Development Adam Weishar. “These systems give our residents a way to reduce food waste volume directly in their own homes.”

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