Commentary Traces History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

In this recently published commentary, ILSR says cities and counties need sources of renewable capital for the generation of investment in recycling, composting and reuse infrastructure. They also need guidelines for proper investment strategies… Read More

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series

Date: 30 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This webinar series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use, including setting up a composting area on your farm, integrating composting into your farming business, developing composting recipes, sourcing feedstocks, interpreting a compost test report, and understanding the different benefits of and uses for compost on the farm.… 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

Smashing (& Composting) Pumpkins

Date: 2 Nov 2020 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Smash and compost your pumpkins! One day pumpkin composting will be as common as Christmas tree recycling. If you backyard compost, add your pumpkin. Remove candles, wax and any decorations. Don’t compost pumpkins with paint or glitter. It helps if … Read More

Report: Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste

ILSR worked with Zero Waste Associates to co-author Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste. The plan provides a step by step guide to transitioning the city away from incineration and toward recycling, composting and reuse, which will expand the economy by 1,800 jobs within two years. … Read More

Thanks for joining the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Date: 15 May 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR convened the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum in NYC May 11-14. These events brought together 140+ community composters (and those who love them) to network, share best practices, and build support for community-scale composting systems and enterprises. … Read More

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