ILSR Talks about Composting on NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi Show

Date: 31 Aug 2011 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Farmers and home gardeners have always known about the benefits of composting: converting left over food scraps and plant waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer. But a group of activists and social entrepreneurs says this ancient practice could also transform our urban and suburban environments, helping cut down on waste and strengthen urban agriculture. We explore the science … Read More

Compostable Biobased Food Service Ware

Date: 12 May 2011 | posted in: biomaterials, Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This presentation on Compostable Biobased Food Service Ware was part of the Responsible Purchasing Network’s webinar, May 12, 2011. The webinar was geared to experienced “green” purchasers and those just getting started and covered important aspects of a successful food service ware program from an environmental purchasing perspective, and explained how to conduct product performance testing.  … Read More


Date: 3 Feb 2011 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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BioSpecs for Food Service Ware

The Bio Specs for Food Service Ware outline sustainability criteria and recognition levels for food service ware made from compostable biobased materials. They provide a framework that enables buyers to assess the sustainability of these products during three stages of their life cycle: (1) biomass production, (2) manufacturing, and (3) end of product life. “Sustainability” encompasses … Read More

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