The Dragon Lurking Beneath Our Waste
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The Dragon Lurking Beneath Our Waste

In the depths of our landfills, a slumbering dragon lies poised to waken. It’s not a mythical creature, but a stark reality that demands our attention: methane, a potent greenhouse gas 28 times more devastating than carbon dioxide [1], seeps out of landfills, fueling climate chaos. The culprit? Compostable organics – food waste, yard trimmings,…

Food Recovery and Diversion thoughts on Earth Day
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Food Recovery and Diversion thoughts on Earth Day

Earth Day is a time to reflect on our relationship with the planet and take action to protect our shared environment. One of the most pressing issues we face today is food waste, which not only contributes to food insecurity but also has significant environmental consequences. When food ends up in landfills, it decomposes and…

Tabletop Composting Machines Don’t Compost
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Tabletop Composting Machines Don’t Compost

In recent years, small electric “composting” machines marketed for home use have grown in popularity. These devices promise to quickly transform food scraps, yard waste, and other compostable materials into usable compost right on your countertop. However, sustainability advocates point out that the end product of these machines is not true compost. Composting is the…

Human Composting – The Future of the Funeral Industry?
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Human Composting – The Future of the Funeral Industry?

We are all mortal. When we leave this world, what happens with our remains can make a difference. According to Jim Spiewak of KUTV, Salt Lake City, Senate Bill 102, has been introduced in Utah proposing natural organic reduction, also known as human composting, as an alternative to traditional burial methods. The bill, sponsored by…

Case Studies in Community Composting
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Case Studies in Community Composting

Join us for a deep dive into community composting! Hear firsthand from eco-heroes Dan Brown and Marvin Hayes as they share their innovative strategies in our “Case Studies in Community Composting” virtual meeting on January 2024 at 10 am Pacific. Don’t miss out on the insights that are shaping the future of organics diversion and…

Fifty by Thirty – EPA Landfill Diversion Goal Set!
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Fifty by Thirty – EPA Landfill Diversion Goal Set!

There are cities and towns that separately already have landfill diversion above 50%. However, most municipalities in the United States have not yet met this diversion goal. The easiest way to meet this goal for most municipalities? Divert all compostable organics out of the landfill. Why? Because organics comprise about half of what goes into…

Rick Anthony – Moderating CiIT
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Rick Anthony – Moderating CiIT

Rick Moderated the Composting is Infrastructure Too webinar. Richard Anthony, Vice President, Zero Waste USA, President, Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) and Principal, Zero Waste Associates, San Diego CA Rick is also a volunteer board member of the National Zero Waste Conference who began his career in Public Administration in 1971 as a manager of…