Earth Day and EcoScraps

Never Before did Garbage do so Much Good

Salt Lake City, UT (ABC4 News)
April 24, 2013

DBL Part­ners’ port­fo­lio com­pa­ny Eco­Scraps is pro­filed on this Local Utah sta­tion on Earth Day, 2013. This com­pa­ny is def­i­nite­ly one to watch. Go buy their prod­ucts at a local Tar­get or at Ama​zon​.com.

A local Utah com­pa­ny hits some major mile­stones on Earth Day.

The aver­age Amer­i­can pro­duces 1,600 pounds of garbage a year. Eco­Scraps is try­ing to coun­ter­bal­ance that num­ber by con­vert­ing that garbage into compost.

Dan Blake is the co-founder and CEO of Eco­Scraps, an organ­ic lawn and gar­den prod­ucts manufacturer. 

Inno­v­a­tive by nature, Blake came up with the idea of Eco­Scraps while he was at an all-you-can-eat restau­rant in col­lege. His com­pa­ny, which repur­pos­es pro­duce food waste by turn­ing it into com­post and oth­er sus­tain­able prod­ucts rather than send it to land­fills, offi­cial­ly got under­way in 2010.

Since then, Blake has quick­ly grown the com­pa­ny, and now has oper­a­tions through­out the west­ern Unit­ed States that are pro­cess­ing more than 10,000 tons of waste annually.