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Restaurants Are Recycling Oyster Shells To Restore The Coast

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It might sound unappetizing at first, but oysters are a commonly enjoyed shellfish that’s eaten while they’re alive. It’s a healthy option unless they’re dead, since rapid deterioration creates tons of bacteria. Once these critters are slurped up cooked or raw, they leave a shell that’s trashed and adds to our landfills. A couple of groups in the Southeastern United States have found a way to recycle these oyster shells into something very useful. 

The Alabama Coastal Foundation and Republic Services started up last October working with a couple seafood restaurants and picked up their shell waste three days a week. The ACF is a non-profit organization that oversees the state's coastal region while the latter is a local waste management company.