Massachusetts Clean-Tech Manufacturer Tackles the Growing Problem of Food Waste

Boston, MA- With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Americans all face the growing problem of how to responsibly dispose of our excess waste. From Thanksgiving until New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%, which means that an additional one million tons of waste are added to our landfills each week. Converted Organics, a Boston-based clean-tech firm, collects this food waste from supermarkets, restaurants and processing facilities, diverts it from landfills and uses it to manufacture organic and environmentally-friendly fertilizers for homes, golf courses, and agriculture. Converted Organics exemplifies the concept of beneficial reuse through American innovation and technology.

Each year, more than 230 million tons of solid waste is produced in the United States, of which 25 million is food waste. This translates to over 100 pounds of wasted food per person per year, an increasingly large problem as the population continues to expand. Due to the difficult nature of composting food waste on a large scale, the majority of this waste is destined for landfills or incineration. This is a serious problem that merits an innovative solution. Converted Organics HTLC technology transforms this food waste into a high-quality organic fertilizer. The process is essentially a large-scale and very speedy version of backyard composting, which introduces additional oxygen as well as heat into a closed, carefully monitored tank as a way to greatly accelerate the digestion process. As a result, what would take typically months to compost can be quickly converted to a useful, all- natural fertilizer product in a matter of hours.

Consumers, farmers, and golf courses across the nation are benefiting from Converted Organics unique and environmentally friendly product. Converted Organics is currently available at independent garden centers across the country, as well as at The Home Depot throughout the North East region. “We’re proud to offer an original solution to the growing problem of food waste, especially during the holiday season, by providing a useful, organic product that provides multiple environmental and consumer benefits,” says Ed Gildea, CEO of Converted Organics.

For more information on Converted Organics or to schedule an interview, please contact Dale Didion, or visit www.convertedorganics.com

Converted Organics (NASDAQ:COIN), based in Boston, MA, is dedicated to producing valuable all-natural, organic soil amendment or fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The company uses proven, state-of-the-art technologies to create a product that helps grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics plans to sell and distribute its environmentally-friendly fertilizer products in the retail, turf management, and agribusiness markets.