Tacoma, Wash. will soon join the growing list of states and municipalities putting laws on the books to keep food waste out of landfills. Beginning in April, city residents will be able to dispose of food scraps and other organic waste at the curb, according to an article published on Wednesday by The News Tribune [...] Continue reading →
Americans will send more than 230 million pounds of Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to the landfill this year, according to the founders of Ucan – a California-based company aiming to change the way residents think about household composting. It’s generally not a good idea to toss meat, including bones and fats, into your backyard compost pile. [...] Continue reading →
San Francisco’s urban composting program reached a milestone Nov. 22, as Recology, the city’s solid waste and recycling collection company, picked up its millionth ton of food scraps – more than two times the weight of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since its launch in 1996, the City by the Bay’s compost program has saved 2.7 [...] Continue reading →
Can a two-day festival with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors go zero waste? That’s exactly what Green America and Global Exchange are trying to achieve with the Green Festival, the green living events that the two nonprofits organize throughout the country in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Back [...] Continue reading →
International Compost Awareness Week starts May 1. Are you ready? If not, we’re here for you. Earth911 has given you a lot of information about composting over the years. Ask the Editor: Are Eggshells Really Compostable? Cheat Sheet: Composting Cooking for Compost series Composting in the City Composting 101 Organic waste – your food scraps, [...] Continue reading →
Since 1996, San Francisco has saved more than 900,000 tons of food scraps and yard trimmings from ending up in the landfill through its composting program, according to new data from Recology, the city’s garbage and recycling collection company….
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