It’s eight A.M. and I’m in one of Dawson Hamilton’s offices, a midnight-blue VW Golf he’s named Jacqueline, and we’re driving from Ottawa to Montreal to attend Americana 2011, an international environmental technology trade show and conference. Hamilton, an energetic and friendly mid-twenties graduate of Dalhousie University's School of Business, is clearly excited about his current project.
In a world where many are concerned about the food that goes to their waists, Hamilton is concerning himself with our food that goes to waste:
“Compostec is about gaining support and momentum for better solutions for food waste than trucking it to a landfill in plastic bags,” he says. “I’m interested in solutions and strategies for food waste that are more economically and environmentally sustainable than simply throwing everything out, and I believe others are too.”