Pearl City High School recycling all their cafeteria food-waste from the beginning of this School year.
Mindy Jaffe of Waikiki Worm company, now working full time at the school invited us to see how she combines various composting methods to take on this challenge!
We applaud Mindy for taking on this challenge with the special education students. Training them to be assistants in various forms of food waste recycling so that they may work at other schools as Food Waste Managers after gradation.
So far they have recycled 1000 lbs of food waste a week. That’s 2 tons of food waste a month.
Of those, 10,000 lbs were recycled in the Hot compost piles this semester. An amazing 90%!
Mahalo, Cindy for taking time to share the work you have done with your students.
Please contact Cindy Jaffe for more information if you're interested in doing a similar project at your school.