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Sodexo works with Marshall University on high-volume composter


The Sustainability Department at Marshall University in West Virginia is partnering with Sodexo to support the school’s creation of the XACT Systems BioReactor, the state’s first commercial composter and the first technology of its kind in the world to be used at a university, according to Marshall’s Sustainability Department. 

The department’s sustainability manager, Amy Parsons-White, spearheaded the project, collaborating with multiple university departments to gather a campus wide collection of office paper and landscape trimmings that would contribute to usable compost. 

After working with state legislators to draft new policies on post-consumer food waste, Parsons-White says she is eager to share products from the university’s compost with the community at local farmers markets and plans on using these sales to continue funding the program.

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