11 May '12, 5pm

Get in on Composting Awareness Week

Get in on Composting Awareness Week

A Special Guest Post from Waste Management’s Eric Myers Organic waste is collected at Waste Management's Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility from 42 Publix grocery stores in South Florida. Photo: Waste Management This week is International Composting Awareness Week , and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how everyone – from families to major corporations – is taking composting more seriously. According to the EPA , North Americans generate more than 80 million tons of organic waste (food, yard and wood waste) each year, or one third of the total waste stream. And in the United States, approximately a third of municipal solid waste is organic. This high volume of organic waste can be used as valuable material in lawn and garden supplements – and even renewable energy – through composting. Composting is one more example of how waste can be used as a valuable resource. T...

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