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Elimination of trays decreases food waste in dining halls - UM Maneater

Elimination of trays decreases food waste in dining halls - UM Maneater | Composting in action | Scoop.it
Elimination of trays decreases food waste in dining halls
UM Maneater
Campus Dining Services recorded a 15,000-pound decrease in food waste over the past two years after eliminating trays from dining halls.
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A £8M plant converting food waste into energy has moved a step closer to ... - The Northern Echo

A £8M plant converting food waste into energy has moved a step closer to ... - The Northern Echo | Composting in action | Scoop.it
A £8M plant converting food waste into energy has moved a step closer to ...
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Speaker: Bleeding edge is over for organics - Recycling - Waste & Recycling News

Speaker: Bleeding edge is over for organics - Recycling - Waste & Recycling News | Composting in action | Scoop.it
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Eric Larson's curator insight, January 3, 11:44 AM
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Department of Sanitation begins composting program - New York Daily News

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Department of Sanitation begins composting program
New York Daily News
The program will also reduce trash costs by removing food, house plants, dirty tissues, and paper plates from the waste stream.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 26, 2016 10:24 AM
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Food scraps barred from Waukegan compost facility - Lake County News-Sun

Food scraps barred from Waukegan compost facility - Lake County News-Sun | Composting in action | Scoop.it
Food scraps have now been banned at Nu-Earth Organics in Waukegan after nearby Park City neighbors complained of recent noxious odors coming from compost piles.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 26, 2016 10:26 AM
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VIDEO: Here

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GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.
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New Food Waste Infographic « Food Waste Focus

New Food Waste Infographic « Food Waste Focus | Composting in action | Scoop.it
Did you know a THIRD of all food is wasted, in the US that is 40% ? Check out this infographic http://t.co/k0KBLrYlz6 #insane
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Compost collection is a good idea – 75 years in the making | Recology

Compost collection is a good idea – 75 years in the making | Recology | Composting in action | Scoop.it
In 2009 the Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance requiring “all properties” to participate, and today Recology collects 600 tons of food scraps and plants a day for composting. Many cities and hundreds of ...
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Oak Park composting program goes village-wide - Chicago Tribune

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Oak Park composting program goes village-wide
Chicago Tribune
One Oak Park resident reported not knowing how much food the family threw away until joining the village's pilot food-waste and soiled-paper collection that started last April.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 2, 2016 11:19 AM
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Initiative in Westchester County Aims to Reduce Food Waste - WFUV News

Initiative in Westchester County Aims to Reduce Food Waste - WFUV News | Composting in action | Scoop.it
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Initiative in Westchester County Aims to Reduce Food Waste
WFUV News
We're going to get that food rescued and outward where it needs to be." He also said a report by the county shows there's a lot of edible food that ends up in the trash.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 7, 2016 10:12 AM
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Phuket Environment: Composting is easier than you think - The Phuket News

Phuket Environment: Composting is easier than you think - The Phuket News | Composting in action | Scoop.it
Phuket Environment: Composting is easier than you think
The Phuket News
If containing or hiding your compost is important, there are plenty of ideas on the internet.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 13, 12:43 PM
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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC] | Composting in action | Scoop.it

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impact.

 

Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week.  Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city.

Chou pointed out that having the land available for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The other half involves changing local zoning laws, influencing political opinion, garnering economic support, and proving the project will have a net benefit to a community...


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Urban Agriculture faces a myriad of challenges to enter the mainstream of urban development in the pursuit of "SmartCities" Worth a browse.

Daniel Moura's curator insight, January 23, 2015 4:22 AM
Many cities (like NYC) are leaving old prejudices behind and are converting green areas and unused land to urban agriculture. Improving food security and resilience, reduce city's ecological footprint, supporting pollinators, increasing biodiversity and building sense of community are just a few examples of the benefits it provides
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Ecology revises rules for managing organic waste

Ecology revises rules for managing organic waste | Composting in action | Scoop.it
OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has revised rules for managing organic wastes - also known as "green waste." (#greentech Ecology revises rules for managing organic waste http://t.co/Tuf29TRZCK)...
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Composting of Organic Materials and Recycling

Recycling and composting are waste management options, which should be considered as part of an overall waste management solution.
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Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

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We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.
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RI Compost Movement Slowly Gains Momentum - ecoRI news

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RI Compost Movement Slowly Gains Momentum
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“Food scraps won't be waste anymore, they'll be a resource," she said.
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The compost movement in RhodeIsland 

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