Composting

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Community Composting, Composting, Food Waste

New York City Council Restores Funding For NYC Compost Project

In April, New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill DeBlasio suspended all public funding for composting in NYC as part of cuts to the City budget in response to COVID-19. The NYC Department of Sanitation’s Curbside Composting program was suspended for at least 14 months, from May 4, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Funding for the NYC Compost Project’s community...

AD & Biogas

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AD & Biogas

Moving Forward Act Benefits Biogas, Clean Water Sectors

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2) on July 1. The $1.5 trillion proposal to rebuild U.S. communities with infrastructure and innovation addresses “environmental justice, including by investing boldly in affordable housing, expanding affordable high-speed Internet to underserved rural and urban communities, and ensuring that all have access to clean water,”...

Food Waste

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Food Waste

It’s Official — All Food Scraps Out Of The Landfill In Vermont

Last Wednesday, July 1, 2020 was a long awaited day in the State of Vermont. By sheer coincidence, I was speaking with someone from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources who asked me, “Nora, do you know what today is?” I thought for about 15 seconds, and then exclaimed, “Oh my goodness, it is July...

Climate

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Climate, Connections

Connections: Plogging For The Climate

Sally Brown Shoelaces used to be the excuse. Sarah, our daughter, would get dragged out to go for a run with her dad. She would go, but would routinely stop to tie her shoelaces, a surefire way to get a break during a run. Her shoelaces would miraculously untie at least once a mile. You...

AD & Biogas, Climate, Composting

Canada Puts Organics Recycling On The Map

A new, interactive map on The Compost Council Of Canada’s website is the launching point that connects visitors with information about the 313 Canadian composting and anaerobic digestion facilities in Canada along with details on regulations, guidelines and other documents that impact the current and future development of the Canadian organics recycling industry. “This public...

AD & Biogas, Business+Finance, Climate

Clean Materials Economy

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) released a blueprint for transforming the Pacific Northwest’s waste system into “a world-class model that delivers widespread economic, health and environmental benefits.” From Waste Management to Clean Materials details a clear pathway that can create tens of thousands of clean materials jobs across the region by 2040. The starting...

Markets

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Composting, Markets

Comparison Of Compost Laboratory Results

Identical samples of two composts were sent to 6 labs for testing and analysis. Results highlight differences between using the national TMECC standards versus other test methods.
Charles Duprey
BioCycle November/December 2019

AD & Biogas, Markets, Policies + Regulations

Deep Dive Into Danish Biogas

The state of biogas in Denmark has been driven by economies of scale, standardized designs, buy-in from farmers and, not least, strong, bipartisan policy support.

Facilities, Markets

Biosolids Compost Manufacturer Taps Agricultural Markets

Lee County, Florida composts biosolids from a dozen treatment plants along with yard trimmings to produce a fertilizer for area farmers, landscapers and homeowners.

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