18 May '11, 7am

Fact of the Day: Americans generate more than 80 million tons of organic waste each year via @WasteManagement

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. Food scraps can easily be composted at home. Photo: Alex Vietti, Earth911 Food scraps and yard waste may not be the first topic in most conversations about sustainability, but organics recycling is one of the most promising and environmentally beneficial opportunities in the waste sector. While the technology and infrastructure needed to convert organic waste into valuable products is still evolving there is much promise and work to complete before the sector matures to meet its potential to offer both environmental and economic sustainability. As North Americans, we generate more than 80 million tons of organic waste each year, or one third of the total waste stream. This is a significant amount of waste, yet only 2.5 percen...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/18/composting-from-the-g...

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