SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EcoScraps, a leading provider of organic, chemical- and manure-free compost, is expanding its rapidly growing business into Northern California.
The company diverts produce waste from local grocery stores and restaurants away from landfills and turns it into compost products. The product will be immediately available in 70 big box home improvement stores in Northern California, as the first shipment was made at the beginning of this month.
“This is a huge move for us,” said EcoScraps CEO and co-founder Dan Blake. “Northern California has always been a pioneer in sustainability and striving to be environmentally responsible. It seemed like a natural place for the company to start its next chapter.”
EcoScraps’ environmentally conscious approach aligns perfectly with California’s initiative in being the first state in the nation to enact standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To date, EcoScraps’ process has saved the equivalent of 844,442 cars being on the road for two weeks. The company is looking forward to continuing the pattern of growth throughout the remainder of 2012 and has its sights set on other regions throughout the United States.
EcoScraps’ product enriches garden plots with twice the amount of essential soil nutrients than typical manure and chemical-based soil alternatives. “Not only is it more effective, it is also eco-friendly, safe for pets and kids, and prevents unnecessary waste from entering landfills and releasing methane into the atmosphere,” Blake added.
EcoScraps was founded in Provo, Utah, just two years ago and since has begun manufacturing its products in Utah, California and Arizona. Currently, the company sells its sustainable manure- and chemical-free organic compost throughout Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and now Northern California.
For more information about EcoScraps, please visit http://www.ecoscraps.net.
EcoScraps is an organic lawn and garden products manufacturer that was established in 2010. Its process recycles food waste into nutrient-rich products that help plants grow healthier in the most environmentally friendly way possible. EcoScraps has received several awards in its short history, including the 2010 Sparkseed Innovator honor, 2010 SOCAP Scholar and was named as one of the “Top 25 Most Promising Social Ventures in America” by Businessweek. To learn more about EcoScraps, visit: http://www.ecoscraps.net.