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(USA) New Hampshire Lawmakers To Chew On Meat, Dairy Composting Proposal

(USA) New Hampshire Lawmakers To Chew On Meat, Dairy Composting Proposal | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"Lawmakers today will hear a proposal to allow the commercial composting of meat and dairy. The bill began with a group headed by a former UNH student."

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Every City Needs Vancouver's Ban on Food Scraps

Every City Needs Vancouver's Ban on Food Scraps | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
To kick off 2015, Vancouver has resolved to eliminate food products from its waste stream entirely.
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Loving the talking food awareness campaign! The city rolled out this campaign in 2014, giving themselves a year to spread the word before implementation this year. A great example of effective awareness spreading. Let's hope it pays off!

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Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report - Illinois Food Scrap Coalition

Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report - Illinois Food Scrap Coalition | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"This report is designed to educate elected officials, composting industry stakeholders and advocates, and the public at-large about opportunities and strategies related to developing a robust food scrap composting industry in Illinois. This report and the Executive Summary of Recommendations support the work of the Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling, and include recommendations already being addressed by the Task Force – including the SB850 transfer station pilot program, Illinois food labeling and national labeling standards, state procurement policy requiring the use of Illinois compost, and compost site permitting revisions."

The Organic Stream's insight:

Very interesting report focusing solely on composting of food scraps by the  Illinois Food Scrap Coalition. Take a look!

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Rotting respect: Vermont preps for mandatory composting

Rotting respect: Vermont preps for mandatory composting | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Vermonters redouble efforts to meet legal guidelines for food leftovers (@DonlonSW Cool! http://t.co/Mj7Ob7AaHr)
The Organic Stream's insight:

Vermont now has until 2020 to divert all food scraps from landfills, which is a great step in the right direction. Particularly important in the article is this paragraph:


"When it comes to discussions of excess edibles, the ANR eschews the W-word, preferring "food recovery."


The distinction is an important one, said Josh Kelly, an analyst and planner with the agency: Waste disposal of the out-of-sight/out-of-mind variety has been found to exact too great a cost to human society, and to the rest of the planet."


Shifting from a language of "waste" to "resource" is a fundamental step to achieving our goals. We also touch on this topic in Lesson 1 of our online course


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