Advocacy Resource: Priority Climate Action Plans Need Community Composting

Date: 5 Dec 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR is providing guidance for the inclusion of community composting in PCAPs as a nature-based solution with cross-cutting benefits that fight climate change, advance equity, and cultivate self-reliant communities. … Read More

Webinar: Healthy Soils and Compost in Policy: Synergies and Opportunities

Date: 8 Nov 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our webinar on World Soil Day explored how policy can be leveraged to advance soil health practices, high-quality compost production, and compost use throughout the country, as featured in our Healthy Soils and Compost Policy Guide and beyond.… Read More

Healthy Soils and Compost Policy Guide: Synergies and Opportunities

Date: 27 Oct 2023 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This Healthy Soils and Compost Policy Guide is designed for advocates, policymakers, and curious minds to explore a menu of policy avenues to address the critical need to both build soil health and divert organic materials from disposal via compost.… Read More

Webinar: State Permitting Pathways for Advancing On-Farm Composting

Date: 3 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Farmers have a vital role to play in producing and utilizing compost to restore depleted soils. Some states have instituted permit exemptions and other regulatory pathways to support on-farm composting. This webinar will explore models from around the country and explore the impact these rules are having.… Read More

Surcharges On Waste Disposal Fund Composting

Date: 4 Feb 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

More than 42 million tons of food scraps are landfilled or burned in the US each year, as estimated by the EPA. One reason among many is lack of adequate funding to prevent, rescue, and recycle wasted food. One funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste is the establishment of a per-ton surcharge on waste landfilled or incinerated. This article features ten examples of existing regulations that allocate revenue from waste disposal surcharges to fund waste diversion, reuse, recycling, composting, and other sustainability efforts, and extracts best practices and possible roadblocks that may help to guide the development of new legislation to fund composting and divert waste.… 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

Small Businesses Must Be Primary Focus of Federal Recovery Efforts

Date: 3 Dec 2020 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a policy briefing paper released today, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance forcefully argues that the immediate federal response to the Covid-19 crisis must focus on enabling small, independent businesses to weather the economic collapse, while longer term federal efforts need to tackle the larger structural obstacles that have long impeded small businesses and left them vulnerable to the current crisis.… Read More

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