Webinar: On-Farm Composting Fundamentals with Dr. Robert Rynk

Date: 4 Aug 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use. In the first of the series, On-Farm Composting Fundamentals, Dr. Robert Rynk of the State University of New York College of Agriculture & Technology, SUNY Cobleskill, introduced the fundamentals of on-farm composting.… Read More

Statement on the Introduction of the COMPOST Act  

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Virgil McDill, vmcdill@ilsr.org, 202.294.9187   Statement from Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, On The Introduction of the COMPOST Act WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2021) — The following statement was issued by Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative at the … Read More

Proposed Federal Compost Act to Create $2 Billion in Funding over 10 Years

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Currently, no federal policy exists that encourages or provides resources to mobilize a national composting effort, though several states do have policies that support and recognize the benefits of composting. The Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act is a newly-proposed federal bill that aims to proactively advance composting infrastructure and support across the country. … Read More

4 New Maryland Laws to Spur Local Composting

Date: 22 Jun 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR has actively worked with state officials and legislators for years to move Maryland forward on composting wasted food and other organics. Now, four new bills recently became law that will further advance composting in Maryland.… Read More

Stop Privileging Large Industrial Sites Over Local Composters — Episode 125 of Building Local Power

Date: 27 Apr 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Jess Del Fiacco and Brenda Platt are joined by Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Lor Holmes of the CERO Cooperative. Their discussion focuses on the need to support local and distributed infrastructure for food scrap recycling and composting.… Read More

How Recycling and Reuse Created Thousands of Jobs and a $1 Billion Boost to Austin’s Economy — Episode 120 of Building Local Power

Date: 18 Feb 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Gena McKinley of Austin, Texas, discusses the economic and environmental benefits of the city’s Circular Economy Program — including highlights from a recent economic impact report that found it resulted in more than $1.1 billion in total economic activity and approximately 6,300 permanent jobs.… Read More

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