Composting

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Composting, Soil Health, Storm Water Management

Soil Profile Rebuilding Using Compost

Virginia Tech created a specification for soil rebuilding to increase adoption of this cost-effective post-land development rehabilitation technique.

Food Waste

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Collection, Compostable Packaging, Composting, Facilities, Food Waste

Happy Trash Can

Happy Trash Can (HTC) Curbside Composting, LLC in Bozeman, Montana was founded in 2016 by Ryan Green and Adrienne Huckabone to offer collection and composting of source separated organics from residents and businesses.

Climate

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Climate, Composting, Markets, Policies + Regulations, Soil Health, Storm Water Management

Soil Organic Matter Mandates

Requirements for minimum soil organic matter content, driven by water supply and water quality issues, are being increasingly be adopted by local governments.

Climate, Storm Water Management

Urban Drought Resilience Tools

Utilization of tools such as grey water use, recycling treated wastewater and green storm water infrastructure are becoming more common. Part II

Climate, Policies + Regulations

Circular Cities Initiative In Canada

Fifteen local governments have been selected to participate in the Canadian Circular Cities & Regions Initiative’s (CCRI) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network, designed to promote job creation and sustainable practices in the post-pandemic economy.

Markets

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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%.

Compostable Packaging, Markets

Plastics Pact Roadmap To Reusable, Recyclable And Compostable By 2025

The U.S. Plastics Pact (U.S. Pact), a consortium formed in August 2020 and led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, released an aggressive national strategy to ensure all plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

Climate, Composting, Markets, Soil Health, Storm Water Management

Recycled Organics As Drought Resilience Tools

Application of organics increases soil water, resulting in greater drought tolerance for non-irrigated crops and less frequent irrigation for irrigated crops.

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