Consumers inadvertently throw too many non-recyclable items (trash, compostables, reusables) in the recycle bin. These habits cost the U.S. material recovery industry $300M, annually. Processors, haulers and local municipal programs are all feeling the pain.
Likewise, communities want to implement residential food scrap programs. But helping residents compost only acceptable materials is tough, and contamination decreases the value of the compost end-product.
Betterbin is cleaning up the mess. And it starts with where you live. Where you live and who your recycling service provider or food scrap processor is determines where your recyclables and food scraps end up. These variables define what is actually acceptable in your recycle or food scrap bin.
1. Decrease contamination. 2. Prevent food waste. 3. Create sustainable diversion.