Brooklyn-based small-batch yogurt company The White Moustache transforms the leftover whey from its yogurt making process into probiotic popsicles and tonics. Photo via White Moustache/Instagram

The NYC Department of Sanitation’s Foundation for New York’s Strongest has announced the winners of its inaugural microgrant program that awards $2000 for businesses to help implement new strategies for managing organic waste.

Recipients include:

  • Ox Verte, a plant-based catering company will use the funds to purchase a freezer to help manage a constantly fluctuating inventory.
  • White Moustache transforms the leftover whey from its yogurt making process into probiotic popsicles and tonics and will use the grant money to purchase a branded freezer cart for its probiotic pops.
  • Trans Am Café will implement a backyard compost system and storage site and plans to explore selling the compost to the neighborhood.
  • RoHo Compost is partnering with Smorgasburg’s Williamsburg and Prospect Park sites to install zero waste stations and educate the public about compost.

Source: Edible Manhattan