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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2017

Press Release: Record Number of U.S. Households Have Access to Food Waste Collection

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/release-biocycle-access-study-2017/

Emmaus, Penn. & Washington, D.C. — BioCycle and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) just released the 2017 BioCycle Residential Food Waste Collection Access Study, which tracks local governments in the U.S. that offer source-separated collection of household food waste. A survey conducted by ILSR on behalf of BioCycle from June to November 2017 identified 148 curbside collection programs serving 326 communities, and 67 food waste drop-off programs servicing 318 communities. Continue reading

Featured Article, Report, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Virginia Streeter | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2017

Survey of Residential Food Waste Collection Access in the U.S.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/biocycle-access-study-2017/

A new report released by BioCycle — with research led by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance — details the growth of residential access to food scrap collection services, both through curbside and drop-off programs. Food scrap recovery is increasingly recognized as a key to reaching high waste diversion levels, protecting the climate, and feeding the… Continue reading

Article filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 22, 2017

Youth Employment, Community Equity and Green Space from Composting in Brooklyn, NY

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/youth-employment-community-equity-and-green-space-from-composting-in-brooklyn-ny/

BK ROT, a social composting enterprise in the center of Brooklyn has inspired the Filbert Street Garden in Curtis Bay, Baltimore, to replicate this successful model. ILSR working partner Chesapeake Children and Youth Development manage the garden. For details read, “Building Community Composting in Bushwick, Brooklyn,” BioCycle magazine March/April, p. 46-48. Follow the Institute for… Continue reading

Article filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 20, 2017

Dramatic Impact of MASSDEP Organics Action Plan since 2014

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/dramatic-impact-of-massdep-organics-action-plan-since-2014/

Results in Massachusetts are a clear signal that focusing on composting can be a major jobs and wealth producer for the entire country. Total growth includes: Jobs 910 Labor income $46.8 million Value added $76.8 million Industry activity $174.6 million State and Local taxes $5.4 million For full details see “Calculating Economic Impact of Commercial… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Feb 27, 2017

Bike-Powered Food Scrap Collection

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/bike-powered-food-scrap-collection/

As part of ILSR’s collaboration with the Chesapeake Youth Development Center to launch a bike-powered food scrap collection service in Curtis Bay, a neighborhood of Baltimore, ILSR interviewed 17 owners and founders of bike-powered collection services in 11 states. Read our article, Bike Powered Food Scraps Collection in the January 2017 issue of BioCycle Magazine. Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 28, 2016

Video: Mighty Microgrids – BioCycle REFOR16 Presentation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-mighty-microgrids-biocycle-refor16-presentation/

On October 18th, John Farrell delivered a keynote presentation to the annual gathering of the BioCycle Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling (REFOR16) in Orlando, Florida. In this presentation, Farrell details how microgrids are a realistic piece of our renewable energy future and the intersection of biogas and other renewable energy technologies, such as solar and… Continue reading

Article, Event filed under General | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2016

Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/best-practices-in-community-composting-workshop/

Here’s what’s in store for our 2016 Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop, hosted by ILSR and Biocycle magazine. We hope to see you at the conference! Best Practices in Community Composting agenda 01-24-16 version (1) Continue reading