Costa Rica: Food waste helps regenerate forest in Guanacaste Conservation Area

Twenty years ago, orange juice producer Del Oro dumped thousands of orange peels and pulp onto a barren section of Costa Rican national park Área de Conservación Guanacaste. Now, the barren section resembles lush woodland.

Timothy Treuer, a Princeton University researcher and lead author of a new study published in the journal Restoration Ecology about the rejuvenated forest, is one of the researchers trying to figure out how the orange waste actually transformed the barren section of the national park.

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