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The Organic Stream insights on the latest happenings in the recycling sphere
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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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Are you gonna eat that? The future of leftovers

Are you gonna eat that? The future of leftovers | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
In the very near future, you're not just going to recycle soda cans and glass jars. You're going to recycle last night's leftovers.
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Interesting article covering the progress and future of the organics recycling movement in the USA. It has been an exciting year for organics in North America.

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Businesses find cash in composting organic trash - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Businesses find cash in composting organic trash - Dubuque Telegraph Herald | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
MILWAUKEE -- Melissa Tashjian was saving money to remodel her kitchen. She bought a dump truck instead.
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Interesting article highlighting a number of successful compost businesses in the US. It states that once cities adopt city-wide collection programs, it can undercut the viability of small, entrepreneurial ventures.


This is a legitimate concern and David Buckle echoed a similar sentiment in our Community Composting podcast episode. Will large-scale organics collection programs threaten small-scale operations, and is this a cause for concern?

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A Mission to Separate Organic Waste in New York City Trash

A Mission to Separate Organic Waste in New York City Trash | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, sanitation workers, are on a mission to transform the way New Yorkers deal with food waste.

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Things are getting serious in New York.


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ZWE's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:02 AM

New York City joins Milan and Ljubljana in the commitment to collect organic waste in densely populated city centres.

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Composting in Qatar

Composting in Qatar | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Qatar has one of the highest per capita waste generation rates worldwide.
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Interesting article on what's going on in Qatar in relation to recycling and organics recycling. Over 90% of waste goes to landfill, while at the same time Qatar has one of the largest composting facilities in the world. There is great potential!


For a little more insight into the state of organics recycling in Qatar, check out our episode of The Organic Stream with Daniel Mitroussidis and his work in helping businesses manage their organic wastes.

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Best Practice Database SCOW

Best Practice Database SCOW | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

This database is one of the outputs of the SCOW project. It includes 14 records with detailed technical and economical information about collection and specially treatment systems using different decentralized composting models with good results and functioning.


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Willen Biogas opens North London composting facility - letsrecycle.com

Willen Biogas opens North London composting facility - letsrecycle.com | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
VIDEO REPORT: An open windrow composting facility that will treat some 25,000 tonnes of green waste each year from businesses in and around London has officially opened in Enfield. The Willen Biogas green waste facility, based at Cattlegate Farm on the border with Hertfordshire, was made possible by £7.5 million in funding from the Green Investment Bank. letsrecycle.com video production...
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DC to require residents to compost

DC to require residents to compost | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
In 2009, San Francisco became the first big city in the U.S. to require all residents to compost, now D.C. wants in.
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More great news for North America!


Some citizens have concerns about having to separate organics, and are unhappy about fines for failure to comply - this will always be the case when introducing a new system, and must be met with plenty of education and outreach.

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New composting site to be built in Rivieres-des-Prairies - Globalnews.ca

New composting site to be built in Rivieres-des-Prairies - Globalnews.ca | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
New composting site to be built in Rivieres-des-Prairies
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MONTREAL – The city of Montreal announced Wednesday, where it would be building the composting site to replace the one in Saint-Michel.
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