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    Zoning for Community-Scale Composting

    Zoning for Community-Scale Composting

    Widespread lack of compost-specific zoning regulations poses a major challenge to community-scale composters across the country. Because many local zoning codes do not include specific...

    May 10, 2023

    Policies on Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration

    Policies on Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration

    Some of compost’s most valuable benefits yield from its ability to efficiently build and bolster soil health. Compost application increases soil organic matter, in turn...

    Sep 15, 2021

    Rules to Encourage Composting

    Rules to Encourage Composting

    Policy is a major driving factor in enabling and mobilizing composting efforts, especially for farmers and local community sites, by providing financial incentives and supporting...

    Jul 20, 2021

    Policy Tools for Capacity Building

    Policy Tools for Capacity Building

    The Composting for Community Initiative seeks to encourage a composting infrastructure that is locally distributed and possesses a diversity of scales, feedstock materials, and end-uses...

    Jul 5, 2016

    Compost Procurement Policies

    Compost Procurement Policies

    Government agencies, business, and institutions are developing environmental procurement guidelines and policies that require the purchase of compost to enhance their construction and/or landscaping operations.

    Jun 1, 2016

    Compost-Amended Soil Requirements

    Compost-Amended Soil Requirements

    Incorporating compost into soils that are disturbed or damaged by human development (such as typical construction practices) has many benefits for the overall health of...

    Jun 1, 2016

    Performance-Based Composting Permit Regulations

    Performance-Based Composting Permit Regulations

    Performance-based compost regulations describe standards to be met without imposing restrictions on the exact way to meet those standards. Several states in the Pacific Northwest...

    Jun 1, 2016

    Food Scrap Recovery Policies

    Food Scrap Recovery Policies

    According to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s data on municipal solid waste generation and management, an estimated 52.4 percent of yard trimmings were “grasscycled” or...

    Jun 1, 2016

    Health

    Health

    The United States health system consists of over 400 insurance companies and thousands of different plans.  Indeed, in the early 1990s, after Taiwan concluded a...

    Mar 29, 2012

    Voting Systems

    Voting Systems

    States have the authority to design their voting systems, so long as they do not violate the Constitutional Amendments or federal laws that prohibit them...

    Mar 29, 2012

    Campaign Finance Reform

    Campaign Finance Reform

    The impact of money on politics has become increasingly pronounced as a 2012 chart by Mother Jones makes clear States, cities and the federal government...

    Mar 29, 2012