But what happens to all that leftover meat? Most grocers send it to rendering companies, but even then, some of the cut meat gets landfilled, translating into thousands upon thousands of pounds of wasted food.
Quest Recycling launched a company called Sustainable Selections. This new venture created a liaison between retailers and zoos to handle this wasted meat. While the expired meat is not suitable for human consumption, it is still safe for animals. Grocers get rid of their “waste” while zoos and rescues save thousands.
The program is simple: Organizations (such as zoos and animal caretakers) pay a low monthly membership fee. Sustainable Selections matches the member with a local retailer based on the amount of meat needed on a weekly basis.
Maybe if your Greenmarket steak goes bad, walk it over to Prospect Park Zoo...