147 Things you can Compost and 9 Things you can’t

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by

1. VEGETABLES This is the most simple answer and most people will know you can compost vegetables but it is as good a place as any to start the list. Vegetables can be fresh (although you should be eating them!), cooked, frozen and completely moldy. All of them are okay to be thrown onto your […]

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Paul Hawken Presents the World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 by

Can we stop global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken used our March What’s Now: San Francisco gathering to give his answer: Yes we can. More on Project Drawdown: http://www.drawdown.org/

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What we can learn from San Francisco : recycling,composting and zero waste

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

BY JOCELYN MERCADO March 28, 2016 The people living and working in San Francisco demonstrate a clear dedication to helping the environment. Public transportation is quite popular with people from all economic levels. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants abound. Every Sunday, there is a farmer’s market that stretches for blocks and blocks, offering organic produce for lower prices […]

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When is Composting Better than Recycling?

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

Madeleine Somerville June 9, 2016 It’s a testament to our increased awareness of waste management and environmental issues that we now often have several options at hand when it comes to getting rid of things that have outlived their purpose — reuse, recycling, composting, repurposing and upcycling all come to mind.  Batteries, bottles, orange peels — all can find their way into a recycling […]

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Home Composting Guide – Enriching Soil and Local Environmental Health

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 by

More people are composting today, both for the environment and their own benefit. However, even if the neighbors are doing it, starting out with composting can still seem daunting at first. How do we turn leftovers into nutrient rich soil? What method is the best for a particular situation? What should and should not be […]

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QUIZ: Recycle, compost or trash?

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 by

Recycling companies are facing a big challenge — while helping sustainability efforts, they’re losing money. One of the big problems is there is too much trash in the pile contaminating what could be good, reusable material. It makes it tougher for workers to sort it all out therefore increasing operating costs. Do you know what can […]

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U.S. 2030FLW Reduction Goal: A Call to Action by Stakeholders

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by

On September 16, 2015, USDA and EPA announced the first national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by the year 2030. As one of the first steps, the federal government supported the 2015 Food Recovery Summit in Charleston, SC. This national meeting brought together a diverse group of stakeholders representing different […]

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How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That’s enough to feed two billion people. Every year some six billion pounds of U.S. fruits and vegetables go unharvested or unsold, often for aesthetic reasons. By Elizabeth Royte Photographs by Brian Finke PUBLISHED TUE MAR 01 00:00:00 EST 2016 Tristram Stuart has 24 […]

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Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 Organic Waste : Composting

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 An act to add and repeal Sections 42649.87 and 43032 to the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste. [ Approved by Governor   October 08, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State   October 08, 2015. ] LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST AB 1045, Irwin. Organic waste: composting. (1) The existing California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, which is administered by […]

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DIY Compost, Recycle, & Landfill signs

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by

Click here for sign maker access Need to design your own custom compost/ recycle/ landfill posters? The SF environment website has a place to help you make different recycling systems easier by allowing you to customize each poster based on your availability of materials. Educating others on how to sort waste is an easy way […]

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