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Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Lynn Brinkley | No Comments | Updated on Jun 30, 2016

California – Tax Exemptions

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/compost-policy-tools/california-tax-exemptions/

As of 2014, the state of California reported a 65 percent diversion rate for all materials and more than 140,000 green jobs in its recycling sector.[1] TThis success is attributable to California’s 1989 Integrated Waste Management Act[2] and the state’s more recent efforts to increase organics recycling through the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle),… Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2016

Food Scrap Recovery Policies

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

According to a US Environmental Protection Agency factsheet reviewing municipal solid waste, an estimated 57.5 percent of yard trimmings were “grasscycled” or composted in 2010, while only 2.8 percent of food scraps were salvaged. Banning food scraps from landfills can have a tremendous and immediate effect on diverting organics from the waste stream, while also… Continue reading