Those carrot tops you’ve lopped off are not garbage. Your snapped-off green-bean stems are not scraps. They are what Thomas McQuillan, sustainability director for Baldor, a specialty foods and produce distributor, calls sparcs — “scraps” spelled backward and pronounced like “sparks.” And sparcs, despite popular assumption, are often just as edible as the rest of the fruit or vegetable.
"How One Company Eliminated Food Waste: The ‘Landfill Can No Longer Be an Option.’" is from the January 05, 2017 Food section of The Washington Post. It was written by Maura Judkis and narrated by Jill Melancon.