16 years ago, 12,000 metric tons of messy, sticky orange juice waste (peels and pulp) was dumped (with permission) by a juice company on a “heavily grazed and deforested piece of land” in Costa Rica. Now, almost two decades later…
“On the adjacent plot, without orange peels, there was only one dominant species of tree. On the side with the discarded orange peels, there were over two dozen species of thriving vegetation.
There was better soil, a healthier forest canopy, large, strong trees, and a new species of weasel appeared — all because of the discarded fruit from over a decade ago.”
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