Zero Waste Holiday Gift Tutorial: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

Date: 19 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This holiday season, give your loved ones a homemade gift that’s both practical and puts the mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle into action! You don’t have to move to the wilderness and forage for bugs to reduce your personal ecological footprint. Using beeswax food wrap instead of the plastic version is an easy way to … Read More

Survey of Residential Food Waste Collection Access in the U.S.

Date: 18 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report released by BioCycle — with research led by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance — details the growth of residential access to food scrap collection services, both through curbside and drop-off programs. Food scrap recovery is increasingly recognized as a key to reaching high waste diversion levels, protecting the climate, and feeding the soil.… Read More

New Spanish Language Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community

Date: 25 Oct 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Check out the update to our Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community, now for a Spanish-speaking audience! We have multiple version to share, including images optimized for sharing online and on large poster sizes.

Share with your Spanish-speaking friends and family, just be sure to have them attribute the graphic to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance!… Read More

Make Every Day Earth Day Through Composting

Date: 21 Apr 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”                                            – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937 With almost 30% of U.S. cropland eroding above soil tolerance levels – meaning the long-term ability of the soil to sustain plant … Read More

Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community

Date: 4 Apr 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We’ve developed this Hierarchy to Reduce Waste & Grow Community in order to highlight the importance of locally based composting solutions as a first priority over large-scale regional solutions. Composting can be small scale and large scale and everything in between but too often home composting, onsite composting, community scale composting, and on-farm composting are overlooked. … Read More

2016 World Soil Day: Benefits of Composting Infographic Posters

Date: 5 Dec 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

December 5th is World Soil Day, on this day we celebrate the eminent power of soil reinforced with compost. In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences declared December 5th as World Soil Day “to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.” In … Read More

ILSR Sponsors the Fourth National Cultivating Community Composting Forum, Scholarship Fund Announced

Date: 11 Oct 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC) and BioCycle, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces two events to be held in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2017, in Los Angeles: Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop and Cultivating Community Composting Forum 2017.… Read More

Montgomery Co. MD Bill Requires Distributed Composting

Date: 14 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On June 28, 2016, Montgomery County Council (Maryland) Vice President, Roger Berliner, introduced legislation to require the development of a comprehensive composting and food recovery strategic plan. The bill might be the first in the country to stipulate a diverse and distributed plan that considers food rescue, backyard composting, community scale composting, on-site institutional and commercial composting, … Read More

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