Promoting Compost-Amended Soils and Compost Related Products as Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Best Management Practices

Date: 29 Oct 2012 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To join an ad hoc committee of the National Capital Region Organics Task Force that is supporting the adoption of policies and standards that promote compost-amended soils as watershed protection, email Bobby Bell info@ilsr.org.   Background Naturally occurring (undisturbed) soil and vegetation … Read More

Development of a Master Composter Training Program in the Washington, DC Region

Date: 29 Oct 2012 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you are interested in supporting the development of a DC Region Master Composter Training Program, please contact Bobby Bell at info@ilsr.org. An active Master Composter Training Program is a key component of a successful decentralized community-based composting infrastructure. The National … Read More

Atlanta Airport Launches Compostable Foodservice Ware Packet

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) sends more than 19,000 tons of waste to Georgia landfills each year. Food scraps are the single largest component of HJAIA waste, making up about one-third of this tonnage. HJAIA has a goal to divert 50% of its waste from landfill disposal by 2015. Composting food waste is essential to reach this goal, and switching to compostable food packaging will enable successful food residuals recovery.… Read More

Stop Repeal of Michigan’s Yard Trim Ban

Date: 22 Mar 2012 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Michigan HB 4265 and HB 4266 would seriously weaken the state’s longstanding ban on landfill disposal of segregated yard trimmings by exempting landfills with gas recovery systems. These “Grass-to-Gas” bills were passed by the MI House of Representatives 67-40, March … Read More

Recycling PLA Webinar

Date: 19 Mar 2012 | posted in: biomaterials, plastics, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a plant-based plastic resin with applications in a wide range of nondurable and durable products from take-out food service items to textiles. PLA can be composted at industrial sites and is technically mechanically and chemically recyclable. … Read More

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