From Food Waste to Fertilizer

Food waste is among the top three biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions across the world. This isn’t just the food waste we scrape off the plate into the garbage can after a big meal, but rather the 40-60% of the inedible waste that comes from animals raised for human consumption. 

While materials such as vegetables and starches can be easily composted, it can take months, if not years, for an animal carcass to decompose naturally. 

Technologies such as rendering can repurpose some parts of the animal by separating fats, proteins, and other usable parts, but this method is time consuming, energy intensive, and still creates waste.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of this animal waste ends up in landfills where it produces ozone destroying gases such as methane and carbon dioxide when decomposed under anaerobic conditions. 

Let’s put this into perspective. Each pound of landfilled meat waste can generate roughly 7 cubic feet of methane. Methane is 30 times more toxic to the ozone layer than CO2, which is a significant burden on the environment.

What most people see as stinky waste, AgroThrive sees a highly nutritious material for making an excellent organic bio-fertilizer that feeds plants and boosts soil health if handled properly. 

AgroThrive’s revolutionary Progressive Digestion Process (PDP) is the most energy efficient technology that harnesses the natural microbial and enzymatic digestion of organic wastes to break down every part of the animal and convert it into something beneficial for our planet. 

In addition, PDP creates biological heat that kills all pathogens naturally, while leaving a wide array of micro and macro nutrients AND beneficial microbes viable for the benefit of plants and soil.

Some of the largest USDA certified organic farmers have been using this unique fertilizer for over a decade to grow the delicious organic fruits and veggies we buy at the organic section of our local grocery markets, and now they have made the same professional grade formulas available to the home gardener! 

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  • Lucas Spyksma

    Your fertilizer is excellent. My plants love it!!

  • Jillian Ford

    You guys rock. Would you consider looking into a small scale facility by Big Bear/Big Bear Lake CA? The lake is pretty damaged due to drought, coontail, and invasive carp, and I know the government and businesses up there have to pay for coontail and carp abatement practices that just send the harvested fish and weeds to the landfill. You could make jobs and money, plus trucking would probably be easy since businesses already have to pay freight up the mountain, with no product returning, so truckers would jump on that.

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