Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

Advancing Organics Recycling On The East Coast
Demo plots have been installed on the Turf Valley Country Club grounds (adjacent to Conference hotel) to compare standard treatment for turf establishment to “suburban subsoiling” via decompaction and compost amendment. Inset image features core sample of soil prior to treatment.

Meeting demand for organics processing infrastructure, building climate-resilient communities and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed are hot topics for discussion at BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 28

Music Festivals Keep Beat With Composting
Volunteers manually sift through each waste stream at a rudimentary sorting station to remove cross-contamination (inset). Compostable plates, cups and utensils are used at Bonnaroo (shown at composting farm). Vendors are provided purchasing guidelines set forth by the festival.

This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival, attended by over 80,000 people, generated 120 tons of compostable material being processed on-site.
Stephanie Katsaros
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 80

Colleges And Universities Invited To Compete In GameDay Recycling Challenge
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GameDay Recycling Challenge invites colleges and universities across the nation to compete to see which school will produce the least amount of waste in their stadiums and tailgate areas this college football season.

Chicago Restaurant Generates Zero Waste … Literally
All of the food served at Sandwich Me In is sourced from regional farmers. Vrany tries to make as much as he can in-house to reduce food costs and waste.

Tweet In just over two years of being in business, Sandwich Me In has not sent anything to the landfill. Nate Clark BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 28 From the time Justin Vrany opened the doors of Sandwich Me In in Chicago in May 2012, he set out to be different than

Zero Waste Composting
After establishing a robust prevention program, collection of the remaining SSO should be designed to leverage a community’s existing infrastructure, e.g., cocollection of SSO and recyclables.

An in-depth economic, social and environmental impact analysis factored in source reduction and home composting, as well as organics collection, composting and anaerobic digestion.
Joanna Stone, Kate Davenport and Bryan Ukena
BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 33

 

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Deadline Extended For CalRecycle’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Organics Grant Program
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Guam Advances Zero Waste Plan
The Ordot landfill was closed to new dumping in 2011, which elevated the importance of Guam’s Zero Waste Plan.

With over one million tourists annually and an increase in its military population, the island of Guam is implementing a comprehensive zero waste program.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 36

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Recycling Works! Exhibit on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

BioCycle December 2013, Vol. 54, No. 12, p. 6

Fresh Look At Zero Food Service Waste
Zero Food Service Waste — The Prevention Factor

Going forward, reporting on zero waste performance should offer both a total waste generation figure and a diversion figure to ensure that every zero waste undertaking includes prevention.
Andrew Shakman
BioCycle December 2013, Vol. 54, No. 12, p. 20

Commentary: Get Zero Waste Certified!
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BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 61

 

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Professional Teams Raise Bar On Zero Waste
Sports Venue Greening Special Report

“It is now to the point that if you don’t have a successful recycling program, you’re in the minority,” says Martin Tull, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 20

Managing “Leftovers” On The Way To Zero Waste
Figure 1. Schematic of an MRBT facility

Analysis clearly shows waste-to-energy facilities are not the best environmental option for managing leftover waste, pointing instead to Material Recovery, Biological Treatment.
Eric Lombardi and Kate Bailey
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 48

 

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Seattle Mariners Push The Zero Waste Envelope
A prototype compostable snack bag of peanuts was given out to the first 10,000 fans to arrive at Safeco Field in September.

Introduction of compostable snack bags at a game in September has potential to help this major league baseball team reach a goal of 90 percent diversion.
Molly Farrell Tucker and Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2012, Vol. 53, No. 12, p. 25

London Strives For Zero Waste Summer Olympics 2012
The color-coding was also utilized on the packaging and service ware — as shown above in the top symbol on the McDonald’s cups and container — to match with the proper receptacle, in this case, orange for composting.

Compostable packaging and existing process infrastructure help UK make good on its promise to leave a sustainable legacy.
Dan Sullivan
BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 32

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Recyclables sorting

BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 6

Building Compost Markets In Scotland
Keenan Recycling Ltd. in Aberdeenshire Scotland VCU

“We finally realized what farmers were looking for — a way to reduce the amounts they were paying for ever more expensive chemical fertilizers,” says Gregor Keenan. Part II
David Riggle
BioCycle May 2012, Vol. 53, No. 5, p. 27

 

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Composting Company Finds The Right Mix
Keenan Recycling, Ltd., Scotland

BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 21
Evolving from shredded bark chips to vertical in-vessel composting for household and commercial food waste, Keenan Recycling Ltd. has helped define the organics recycling industry in Scotland. Part I
David Riggle

 

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Austin Adopts Zero Waste Plan; Food Network Takes On Waste; Austin Adopts Zero Waste Plan; Sites Initiative Certifies First Projects; Life Cycle Analyses For MSW Management Options; Less Than Zero Waste

BioCycle February 2012, Vol. 53, No. 2, p. 6