GrubTubs supports local farmers and sustainable cities by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed. By diverting waste from landfills and improving business economics for small farmers, GrubTubs creates synchronicity between our food, energy, and waste cycles.
For restaurants and grocery stores, GrubTubs’ food waste collection service is an inexpensive alternative to composting and reduces trash bills. For livestock farmers, feed is the single largest operating expense, accounting for approximately 60-70% of total costs. GrubTubs provides an affordable alternative. The company was initially founded in Hawaii in close collaboration with University of Hawaii, and is now working in Texas for its next stages of growth..
What makes them special?
In the United States, restaurants and grocery stores produce over 25 million tons of food waste annually – of which over 95% goes directly into landfills. The market potential on the collection of this food waste exceeds $1.1 billion in the cities and states with approved food waste bans alone.
Beyond the economic implications, animal feed accounts for nearly 70% of the farm acreage in the United States. As the country continues to face food security and access issues and small farmers struggle to compete with multinational farming companies, GrubTubs will be part of the solution.