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Fuel made from ramen, dishes from coffee grounds: Japan rethinks food waste

TOKYO — Though it throws out about 90 pounds of food per person every year, Japan doesn’t rank at the top of the world’s list of waste offenders. Still, what’s discarded represents a serious problem for an island nation with limited landfill space and a goal of greater sustainability. Reinvention can offer an alternative. Japanese companies are taking vegetable peels, cooking oil,…
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Fuel made from ramen, dishes from coffee grounds: Japan rethinks food waste

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