Composting Yard Trimmings and Municipal Solid Waste

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by

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Compost leaders discuss whether plastics are worth the headache

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 by

By Jared Paben, Resource Recycling October 13, 2015 Allowing compostable plastic bags in a food scraps collection program can address the “yuck factor” and bring in more material, but be ready to sort them out, experts said. “There’s a trade-off,” said Jack Macy of the San Francisco Department of the Environment. “You get more food […]

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Why Doesn’t Santa Cruz Recycle?

Posted on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by

Food waste is collected in more than 100 American communities. When will Santa Cruz County get on board?   There they stand, proffering fistfuls of carrot peels, zucchini tops and kale stems, scanning the kitchen in bewilderment. “Where’s the compost bin?” Any Santa Cruz County household that has hosted guests from San Francisco—or Portland, Ore., Seattle […]

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San Francisco Zero Waste Policies & Programs

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Food Shift’s Alameda Kitchen

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by

The Alameda Kitchen will transform fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted into nutritious, affordable food products and meals for low-income populations. Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop sustainable solutions that reduce wasted food and hunger. In our quest to solve these challenges we’ve learned that the community needs […]

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France is making it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food

Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by

The law, as written, is one of the most stringent attempts to cut the amount of edible but unbecoming produce tossed out every day. As of July 2016, large supermarkets in France — those approximately 4,300 square feet and larger — will face fines of up to $82,000 for failing to comply. Nearly 100 million […]

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Food Waste

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