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Model State Legislation: Funding Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting via a Disposal Surcharge

Model State Legislation: Funding Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting via a Disposal Surcharge

Sophia Jones

June 15, 2022

A per-ton surcharge on waste disposed is a funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste. This model bill serves to address the need for state investment into waste reduction and diversion programs and infrastructure by establishing major grant funding based on a nominal surcharge on waste  READ MORE


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Popular Science: The US stinks at composting. Here’s how we can change that.

Popular Science: The US stinks at composting. Here’s how we can change that.

Reggie Rucker

June 15, 2022

ILSR Composting for Community director Brenda Platt explains to Popular Science how we can make composting more ubiquitous in the United States.  READ MORE


Government Support for Community Composting Part 3: Cities and Counties with Public-Private Partnerships

Government Support for Community Composting Part 3: Cities and Counties with Public-Private Partnerships

Brenda Platt

June 3, 2022

Part 3 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series featured select jurisdictions that are providing a wide range of support for community-scale composting activities, from building concrete pads under 3-bin systems and granting right of entries to urban  READ MORE


Baltimore’s Zero Waste Future

Baltimore’s Zero Waste Future

Neil Seldman

May 31, 2022

ILSR has been assisting grass roots organizations in Baltimore to fend off new incinerators and shut down an existing aging and polluting garbage incinerator in Downtown Baltimore, planning for and implementing Zero Waste practices. These practices would also help the  READ MORE


Webinar: Government Support for Community Composting Part 2: Food Scrap Collectors & Composters with Municipal Contracts

Webinar: Government Support for Community Composting Part 2: Food Scrap Collectors & Composters with Municipal Contracts

Brenda Platt

May 25, 2022

In Part 2 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series, you will hear directly from food scrap collectors. Join this webinar to hear directly from food scrap collectors and composters who have secured some type of private-public partnership.  READ MORE


Infographic: How Composting Combats the Climate Crisis

Infographic: How Composting Combats the Climate Crisis

Brenda Platt

May 3, 2022

Composting cuts greenhouse gas emissions, enhances the ability of soil to act as a carbon sink, and builds community resilience to climate disruptions. Use our new graphic to share these benefits!  READ MORE