Speaking Startup: Meet Missouri entrepreneurs turning trash to treasure

Missouri Business Alert’s Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs.

In this week’s episode, we take a look at three organizations that are turning trash into treasure, generating revenue — and hoping to help the environment — by finding productive uses for things other people have cast off. The rundown:

  • 0:45 – We cover this week’s startup news from across the state.
  • 3:12 – Avenue of Life CEO and Executive Director Desiree Monize explains the business of mattress recycling in Kansas City.
  • 8:15 – Meredith McAllister, co-owner of Compost Collective KC, discusses turning food scraps into a viable business.
  • 14:43 – Brian Pratt, vice president of real estate operations at Green Street St. Louis, talks about sustainable development.
  • 21:40 – We look at numbers in the news and important upcoming events.

Missouri Business Alert’s sustainability coverage is funded in part by the Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District.


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