Composting

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Biosolids, Composting, Contamination, Markets, Soil Health

Recycled Organic Products And Phosphorus

It’s time for state Plant Food Control officials to recognize that the P in recycled organics is in a slow-releasing form and much less water soluble than its inorganic counterparts.

AD & Biogas

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AD & Biogas, Climate, Food Waste

Reducing Human-Caused Methane By 45% By 2030

A Global Methane Assessment released on May 6 by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45%, or 180 million metric tons/year (Mt/yr), by the end of this decade.

Climate

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Business+Finance, Climate

Average U.S. MSW Landfill Tip Fee Is $53.72/Ton

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) maintains a database of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills across the United States, which it uses to draw a sample of active facilities for analysis of MSW landfill (MSWLF) tipping fees. Small, medium and large landfill owners were contacted and asked to provide gate rate information for MSW...

AD & Biogas, Business+Finance, Climate, Policies + Regulations

U.S. Supreme Court Hears RFS Exemption Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 heard oral arguments pertaining to its pending review of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on small refinery “economic hardship” exemptions (SREs).

AD & Biogas, Climate

New York City’s Net Zero Carbon Target

New York City (NYC) can achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through a dramatic ramp-up of renewable energy, deep emissions cuts across its building and transportation sectors, and transitioning to low carbon fuels, according to a joint study led by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the two major utilities serving NYC, Con Edison and National Grid.

Markets

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Collection, Composting, Food Waste, Markets

San Francisco Celebrates 25 Years Of Food Scraps Recycling

This year marks the 25th year that San Francisco residents and businesses can place their food scraps and yard trimmings in green bins at the curb for collection and composting.

AD & Biogas, Composting, Facilities, Food Waste, Markets

State Of Organics Recycling In North Carolina

Assessment released in January 2021 indicates the state has capacity to process significantly greater amounts of source separated organics — and the markets to utilize the end products.

Climate, Markets, Soil Health

Can Increased SOM Reduce Crop Insurance Payouts?

Using U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on county-wide corn yields, a Yale University research team determined that increasing soil organic matter (SOM) by one percent would reduce the average proportion of liabilities under severe drought conditions by 36%.

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