We visited Fountain of Youth Juice, our neighbors in Encinitas to talk about food waste in our latest "Compost in the Community" feature.
Fountain of Youth Juice has been working with Solana Center for 17 years to compost their juice pulp...a very important action to prevent food waste! Instead of sending this waste product to landfills via the trash, owner Abdul sought out a way to turn it into healthy soil to grow more food. This juice pulp is full of diverse fruits and vegetables and as a result, produces a healthy soil amendment after being composted by worms at the Solana Center!
"One man's trash is another man's treasure!" -- Abdul, Owner of Fountain of Youth Juice
By recycling their organic waste and food scraps, Fountain of Youth Juice is making a big impact to mitigate climate change. When landfilled, organic materials such as food scraps and yard waste produce methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas. This gas contributes to climate warming as well as public health concerns. In a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, particularly from organic waste, the state of California has implemented Senate Bill (SB) 1383 requiring organic waste diversion and setting parameters for edible food recovery and donation of edible food to local food banks to help feed our neighbors in need. This regulation has begun enforcement as of January 1, 2022 and applied to local supermarkets, restaurants, and businesses well as residents.
Fountain of Youth Juice is ahead of California's new regulations, SB 1383, directing businesses and residents to recycle organic materials instead of throwing them out! If you'd like to learn more about implementing an organics recycling program in your business and ways to prevent food waste, set up a waste audit or consultation with Solana Center's Environmental Solutions team! Reach out to email@example.com or (760) 436-7986 ex. 700 to schedule a meeting.
We are so happy to support Fountain of Youth Juice and encourage you to pay them a visit and talk to them about their composting program!