Allstate’s Zero Waste Zone
At our Northbrook campus, we invested in a food dehydrator to reduce food waste in our cafeteria. The “pulper” acts like a food processor, mulching the food waste into tiny pieces and then draining the liquid. The waste is then put into a dehydrator that heats it overnight to produce a nutrient-rich mulch we use in our campus landscaping. The machine processes 18 tons of food waste annually.