What is the best way to deal with green waste? Burning? Composting? Recycling? May be the best answer is creating less of it?
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How do you get rid of a pizza box other than throwing it in the trash? Several US universities are having great success with composting programs.
Massachusetts & Seattle will join the handful of municipalities & states requiring composting to save landfill space & reduce methane emissions.
Communities in Central Maine are considering composting as a method for dealing with invasive plant species milfoil, which crowds out other plants.
Dead bodies are organic, so the notion of composting them shouldn’t seem odd. But they’re also our loved ones: does this method provide the needed dignity?
Do you throw banana peels into the trash? Don’t: they’ve got all sorts of practical uses (& then you can compost them rather than send them to the landfill)
A new survey from The Shelton Group shows that concert venues & sports arenas that recycle & compost trash likely sell more tickets & concessions.
Composting at schools addresses the costs of wastes in general, but not the specific issue of food waste; edible food is still not being eaten.
Editor’s note: This post is sustainablog’s contribution to Garden Week at Crafting a Green World… go get inspired with lots of great ideas for your Spring garden! As a big fan of DIY projects, you might expect to find a compost bin made from pallets, or something similar, in my backyard. Nope – I’ve […]
Compostable plastics provide no environmental benefit unless you’ve got a nearby commercial composting facility that accepts such materials. If you do, though, SC Johnson is trying out a new product that can help you green up your food storage practices: compostable Ziploc plastic bags.
You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips.
Flanders, a region of Belgium, boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe. Decades of planning and policy making have made a huge difference in the region’s ability to approach zero waste.
The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines with an energetic fusion of bottom-up planning and community participation. The outcome has been stunning: whereas in 2009 almost every city dumping field had a pile burning, there were almost none two years later. With sky-high waste separation and composting rates, Alaminos has become a trend-setter for other Filipino cities.