Boomerang Co-op Montreal

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Boomerang Co-op Montreal

A brewery, a bakery and a worker co-op are collaborating to reduce food waste in Montreal. Boomerang Co-op takes the spent grain from the brewery, which is usually trucked off to landfill or farms, and instead dries it and mills it into flour for use by the bakery. The flour is high in fibre, protein and minerals and adds great texture and taste to baked goods.

Although small scale at this point, Boomerang’s innovation is an example of young co-operators participating in the circular economy to solve environmental challenges while connecting local producers and consumers.

Imagine if similar synergies were created across Canada? Considering the tremendous growth in microbreweries and the fact that one pint of beer produces the same amount of spent grain, what is now ending up in landfills producing greenhouse gases, could instead provide nutritious and delicious baked goods locally. And consumers increasingly want local products. It’s a win-win all around!

Co-founder Alexis Galand, seen below milling the spent grain, explains. Have a listen.

By |2021-03-21T10:37:24-07:00March 21st, 2021|Show|0 Comments

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I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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