Florida Foodie: Talking trash with an eco-entrepreneur

Founder of Eco Strategies group discusses ways to reduce waste

Andrea Ruiz-Hayz visited News 6 for a recent episode of Florida Foodie.

Orlando – What we eat and how we eat it generates a lot of waste. Leftovers go bad, plastic utensils get thrown out and vegetable peels end up in the dump.

A Central Florida businesswoman wants to change this

Andrea Ruiz-Hays started Eco Strategies Group less than a year ago. She helps businesses to reduce their waste. She has even helped at least one restaurant go to “zero waste.”

Ruiz-Hays is passionate about reducing waste and diverting trash away from our landfills. She shares her passion with us and explains ways we can all reduce our waste at home.

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About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.