Here’s How Tech Startups Are Fighting Atlanta’s 35+ Food Deserts

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OCTOBER 4, 2017 BY MURIEL VEGA

Compostwheels

Compost pick-up service Compostwheels is tackling food waste where it starts — in your kitchen. The team drops off branded receptacles at their customers’ door and picks them up weekly after the customer has filled it up food scraps. The startup removes the (often icky) barrier most consumers encounter when trying to manage their own waste.

Once the compostable materials are picked up, the team diverts the nutrient-rich compost back to seven local farms. To this day, those farms have collectively grown 75,000 pounds of fresh produce. “We hope that Atlanta continues to stay involved in the urban agriculture/good food movement and understands that the viability of farming starts with the soil,” says Paull.

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