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Public Utilities, Waste Management

How well do Products advertised as compostable decompose?

February 20, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

In autumn 2022, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH, Environmental Action Germany) conducted a rotting trial at the RSAG Swisttal composting plant with a number of products advertised as compostable or biodegradable. Some of the products were certified as compostable, for example according […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Composting Can Increase Crop Yields and Save Water

January 4, 2023

Via: Waste360

The “California Drought” is affecting a lot more than California; it’s actually a result of an unprecedented 23-year drought that is slowly but surely drying up the Colorado River, the main water source for the entire Southwest. To preserve water, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Composting Consortium aims to advance composting infrastructure

November 11, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

The Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners announced the launch of the Composting Consortium, together with Founding Partners PepsiCo and the NextGen Consortium. PepsiCo and the NextGen Consortium, which is composed of Starbucks, McDonald’s and other foodservice […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Atlas Organics Announces Expansion of Operations in San Antonio, Texas to Provide Composting Solutions

December 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

Atlas Organics (Atlas), a leading commercial composting company seeking to increase municipal waste-solution partnerships across the U.S., today announced the company’s expansion of operations in San Antonio, Texas, to provide food waste and yard waste processing and composting management. Atlas […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Oregon County Sues Transfer Station Operator Over Composting Charges

October 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

Marion County, Ore., is suing its transfer station operator for allegedly overcharging residents for compost recycling. Statesman Journal reports that the lawsuit is centered around a 10-year contract that charges Capitol Recycling and Disposal with operating the Salem-Keizer Transfer Station. […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Womer Pedals Her Way to Composting and Recycling Success

May 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

In the fifth episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we chat with Sarah Womer, founder of Zero to Go, an education-based waste management company focused on composting and recycling in Hudson Valley, N.Y. We got to speak with her about growing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

St. Louis Composting to Acquire South Kansas City Compost Facility

January 28, 2019

Via: Waste360

St. Louis Composting, Inc. has acquired Lawn-Corps, a family owned and operated green waste company in South Kansas City, Mo. The acquisition will leverage the equipment that St. Louis Composting already has and increase the volumes of finished mulches and […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Reduce Trash and Recycle Right This Halloween

October 31, 2018

Via: Waste360

This Halloween, one person’s trash may just be another’s last-minute costume. In an effort to celebrate Halloween in a more sustainable way, here are a few tips to reduce the amount of trash we generate: Use old clothing or visit […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Are Liquid Composters the Next Frontier for Small and Midsized Organic Waste Generators?

April 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ace Natural, a New York City-based distributor of organic produce and other foods, doesn’t pay to have food scraps hauled anymore. Rather, it uses a liquid composter installed on its property, negating the need to collect, wrap and load waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Economist Launches Coffee Grounds Recycling Program

March 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Economist, the international business and world affairs publication, announced that it will launch an experiential marketing campaign in New York City during March and April to highlight the impact of food waste. The campaign, “Grounds for Change,” will involve […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

L.A. Hosts First-Ever Food Waste Grant Challenge

March 15, 2018

Via: Waste360

The City of Los Angeles has been hard at work diverting waste from landfills and pushing toward achieving a zero waste goal of 90 percent by 2025, and in an effort to ramp up its diversion of food waste, the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What it Takes to Be the World’s Best Recyclers

January 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

2018 isn’t likely to be a banner year for recycling in the U.S. We’re facing significant uncertainty about markets because of China’s ban on importing recyclables, and our national attention is preoccupied with other issues, to say the least. Yet […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Bill Could Require NYC Businesses to Have Recycling, Compost Bins Onsite

April 25, 2017

Via: Waste360

The New York City Council is reviewing a bill this week that could require New York City businesses, including restaurants, stores, office lobby buildings and other public buildings, to place recycling and composting bins alongside trash bins. In addition to […]