- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio university has invested in new energy-saving initiatives including a disposal system that turns food waste into water.

Miami University spent $30,000 to $50,000 on EnivroPure, which contains a special mixture that breaks down food waste.

The university’s executive manager of dining, Tina Rotundo, tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (https://bit.ly/1PGr5QK ) the school is doing its best to reduce waste.

The company says 10 gallons of water is generated for every 100 pounds of food the system digests. It’s unclear how much EnviroPure will save the university, but its website says power consumption is typically less than $30 per month.

The university has planned to get off coal-based heating by 2025. A geothermal system is expected to save $1 million a year.

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Information from: Journal-News , https://www.journal-news.com


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