Cover: BioCycle July 2018
BioCycle July 2018

• “Wasted” Food Business Opportunity
• Recycling Cannabis Organics
• Codigestion Of Food Waste In The U.S.

Editorial: Perceptions
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 4

BioCycle World
U.S. state recycling rates vs. waste generation

BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 5

Composting Roundup
The Leaf Burrito® reusable yard trimmings curbside collection bag

BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 8

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 11

“Wasted” Food Business Opportunity
Reyanne Mustafa and Kristian Krugman of SOULmuch

Watching kitchen staff throw away cooked grains that weren’t served at the restaurant where they work sparked creation of SoulMUCH, a San Diego cookie company.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 15

Recycling Cannabis Organics
Rexius in Eugene, Oregon receives cannabis waste that “is like any other green waste,” says Jack Hoeck, vice-president of environmental services.

The cannabis industry’s rapid growth has created a vexing challenge to producers — what to do with all the organic waste?
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 17

PFAS And Organic Residuals Management
Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)

Fears and uncertainties about PFAS trigger regulatory actions that damage biosolids recycling programs and composting facilities, rather than targeting the source of the chemicals. Part I
Ned Beecher and Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 20

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On-Site, Large-Scale Food Waste Composting
Figure 1. Wright Tech Systems, Inc.’s tunnel system zones

Ohio University’s in-vessel composting facility processes about 100 to 120 tons/month of food waste and amendment during the academic year.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 24

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Codigestion Of Food Waste In The U.S.
Figure 1. Top five feedstocks accepted by digesters taking food waste by digester type (2015)

U.S. EPA survey of operators of anaerobic digestion facilities that accept food waste provides a national picture of total processing capacity, tons processed, and biogas produced.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 26

Connections: Thoughtful Regulations
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 30

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Equipment News
QED Environmental Systems, Inc.'s BIOMETHANE 3000

BioCycle July 2018, Vol. 59, No. 6, p. 32