Composting

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Composting, Food Waste

Composting Food Scraps In The Grand Tetons

Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling (ISWR) in Jackson, Wyoming had the grand opening of its Food Waste Composting Facility in January 2021, followed by accepting the first loads of food waste on February 1.

AD & Biogas

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AD & Biogas, Climate, Food Waste

Biogas Americas — May 4-May 27

The American Biogas Council is holding its second virtual Biogas Americas event, each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in May from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT, starting on Tuesday, May 4 and ending on Thursday, May 27.

Climate

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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%.

Climate, Food Waste

Food Waste Feeds Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Prior to the pandemic, upwards of 18 billion gallons of jet fuel were being consumed by U.S. airlines. According to U.S. EPA data, aircraft contribute 12% of U.S. transportation emissions, and account for 3% of the nation’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) production.

Climate, Composting, Facilities, Food Waste, Operations, Preprocessing

California Solid Waste Authority’s SB 1383 Compliance Blueprint

Prescriptive regulations to divert organics from disposal under the state’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Reduction Act have many steps and deadlines. Here’s one authority’s journey.

Markets

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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.

Composting, Markets

Clopyralid In Compost — Oregon DEQ Fact Sheet

The presence of the persistent herbicide clopyralid showed up in test results of finished compost blends applied to gardens in Oregon and Washington during the spring and summer of 2020.

Biosolids, Markets

WEF Creates New Biosolids Advocacy Role

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Maile Lono-Batura as Director of Sustainable Biosolids Programs, a new position established to help WEF members and the water sector advance the beneficial use of biosolids. Lono-Batura, a long-time friend of BioCycle, has served as the Executive Director of Northwest Biosolids for the past 22 years, dedicating her career to unearthing sustainable solutions for biosolids.

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