June 11, 2024 | Climate, Composting, Markets, Policies + Regulations, Soil Health

Compost Caucus In U.S. House

Top: Photos by Doug Pinkerton and Noclip (public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

The US Composting Council (USCC), through its members and advocates, is inviting Members of the House of Representatives (House) to join the Compost Caucus, created this spring by the bipartisan team of Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) and Julia Brownley (D-CA). The caucus was officially launched when Reps. Burchett and Brownley wrote a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Administration to register the Compost Caucus as a Congressional Member Organization for the 118th Congress. The Caucus will serve as an informal group of members dedicated to supporting initiatives to advance compost utilization, compost manufacturing, organics recycling, collection, and education programs. “USCC will work with caucus members to provide information about how compost and composting can grow local economies with vital green jobs, sequester carbon and mitigate climate change impacts through the ability of compost to foster drought resilience, filter stormwater, and provide vital organic matter to amend healthy soil,” said Frank Franciosi, USCC Executive Director. Added Rep. Burchett: “A lot of good things can be done when it comes to composting and recycling, and launching this caucus is a good first step to get members working on it together.”

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