Since being installed in 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, the InSinkErator has been featured by the likes of the New York Times and was most recently highlighted by FOX8 Cleveland.
The InSinkErator, which converts food waste from the ballpark into renewable energy, made its way to Progressive Field as part of a joint effort of the Cleveland Indians and food and beverage partner Delaware North Sportservice.
The Indians and Delaware North teamed up with Grind2Energy, which installed an industrial food grinder to break food waste down into slush. The slush is then converted into renewable energy and clean water.
“Our commitment to a green path as we call it is both on and off the field,” said Restaurant and Catering Manager Bradley Holko, referring to GreenPath, Delaware North’s environmental stewardship platform. “We can divert about 80 to 90 percent of our food waste.”
As a result of the program, Grind2Energy has provided more than 300 homes with energy.
“The Indians don’t just want to have the greenest field in Major League Baseball; they want to have the greenest property,” reporter Stacey Frey said in the piece.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, food waste makes up 20 percent of landfills — adding up to 30 million tons each year, the story noted. Click here to read more and watch the related video segment.