BioCycle: Community Composters Grow Into a Movement

Date: 22 Mar 2023 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Clarissa Libertelli, the Community Composter Coalition Coordinator for ILSR’s Composting for Community initiative, authored an article in BioCycle on the first-ever Community Composter Census. An excerpt from the article, originally published on March 6, 2023, follows:

Even as community composting increasingly makes its voice heard in the national composting conversation, data on the sector — key for both advocates of community composting and the composters themselves — can be hard to come by. The newly released report, A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census, from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) aims to fill that gap. Its goal is to document the distinct nature of the community composting sector and to serve as a baseline for measuring its future evolution. The findings reveal that while it is true community composters face a unique set of challenges in an economic and political landscape that favors industrial operations, the sector has the potential to boom.

Read the full article here.

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Andrew Frank was the Digital Communications Manager at ILSR, where he worked to maximize the reach of the organization’s initiatives, research, and reporting online.