Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I get involved with your expansion?
A: If you own or represent a business and would like to explore partnership possibilities, please send a detailed proposal of your partnership concept to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do you franchise?
A: Currently, franchise opportunities are not available.
Q: I would love to work for you guys. Where do I send my resume?
A: We may be soon expanding into an area near you. You may email a resume/cover letter to us at email@example.com.
Q: Where are you opening next?
A: We are currently in the process of expanding across the USA. For more detailed information about specifically where we are opening and updates about our expansion please sign up for our monthly newsletter here
Q: Is your product made only out of USDA certified organic fruits and vegetables?
A: No, we use any and all produce waste.
Q: If you are using using certified organic fruits and vegetables are there pesticides and herbicides residuals in your products?
A: During our process the compost naturally reaches temperatures in excess of 150 degrees Fahrenheit and stays at these temperatures for 10+ days. Because of this all pesticides and herbicides that are allowed to be used in food production are broken down during our compost process and are not detectable in our finished product. We regularly test all of our product to ensure that it meets our quality control standards.
Q: If you are not using only certified organic fruits and vegetables how can your products be certified organic?
A: The USDA has decided that soils, and other non-food items, cannot be certified organic but they can be certified for use in organic gardening and production. Our products have been OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institue) Listed, meaning they are certified to be used in organic production or food processing and handling according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule. More information can be found at www.omri.org.
Q: How consistent is your product since your product is made out of food waste, I imagine the types of food that come in are different every day?
A: At each EcoScraps facility we do receive different amounts and different types of produce waste each day. However, because of the quantities that we process are high enough we are able to roughly keep the same balance of food types (fruits vs. vegetables, citrus vs. leafy greens, etc). By keeping the same proportion of food types each day we are able to keep the nutrient content of our products consistent (for example, nitrogen is found in high quantities in green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, etc; phosphates are found in high quantities in peas, mushrooms, corn, etc; potassium is found in bananas, spinach, strawberries, etc; the acidity and pH change based off of the quantity of citrus items like oranges, pineapples, tomatoes, etc, that are added to the mix). However, since our products are natural and organic there is some variation in each bag, but every bag will give you the same great results.