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This startup’s bacteria-filled vats turn food waste into compostable plastic

18 Mar 2020

Food waste from a restaurant or cafeteria could be turned into compostable foodware for those same restaurants or cafeterias.

When it ends up in a landfill, food waste is a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions. A Toronto-based startup called Genecis, part of Y Combinator’s latest cohort, turns it into something valuable instead: compostable plastic that can replace plastic made from petroleum.

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