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Arena Food Waste Will Be Turned Into Fertilizer

Courtesy of California Safe Soil

West Sacramento-based California Safe Soil will convert waste from food vendors at the new downtown arena into a liquid fertilizer.

Courtesy of California Safe Soil

The Sacramento Kings are working with a West Sacramento company called California Safe Soil to convert waste from food vendors, at the new downtown arena, into a liquid fertilizer.

The Sacramento Business Journal's Managing Editor of Digital News - Christopher Arns - says the goal is to help make the arena meet ambitious sustainability targets.

"The company's product is kind of like compost on steroids," Arns says. "They add some special enzymes to break down food waste over a couple of hours, instead of weeks and months, like typically what happens with traditional compost."

The Kings want the arena to be the greenest sports complex in the world.

Team officials say more than 90 percent of food concessions will come from a 150-mile radius and all of the arena's power will come from solar.

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