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Article filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 13, 2011

Why Consider Compostable Food Service Products?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/why-consider-compostable-food-service-products/

ILSR’s new fact sheet on “FAQs: Why Choose Compostable Products for Food Service” explains what constitutes compostable products, where they are available, and the importance of working with local composters to ensure they are composted. Continue reading

Plasma Arc
Resource filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | 1 Comment | Updated on Jun 6, 2011

Pitfalls of Plasma Arc Technology in New Orleans

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/pitfalls-of-plasma-arc-technology-in-new-orleans/

Greenaction for Health and the Environment, based in San Francisco, has completed a detailed analysis of the environmental impacts and operating history of plasma arc technology based on the claims made by a company seeking to build such a plant in New Orleans, LA. Continue reading

Cover Compostable biobased food service ware
Resource filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on May 12, 2011

Compostable Biobased Food Service Ware

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/compostable-bibased-food-service-ware/

This presentation on Compostable Biobased Food Service Ware was part of the Responsible Purchasing Network’s webinar, May 12, 2011. The webinar was geared to experienced “green” purchasers and those just getting started and covered important aspects of a successful food service ware program from an environmental purchasing perspective, and explained how to conduct product performance… Continue reading

Cover Compostable biobased alternatives to polystyrene in food service
Resource filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Apr 8, 2011

Compostable Biobased Alternatives to Polystyrene in Food Service

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/compostable-biobased-alternatives-to-polystyrene-in-food-service/

  Presented at CleanMed Session on Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP): “Hot” Topics Phoenix, Arizona April 8, 2011 This presentation examines the problems with polystyrene-based food service ware and explores the potential benefits of compostable ware. Continue reading

Cover Organics Recovery & Biobased Materials: Opportunities for Corporate Involvement
Resource filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jan 24, 2011

Organics Recovery & Biobased Materials: Opportunities for Corporate Involvement

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/organics-recovery-biobased-materials-opportunities-for-corporate-involvement/

Presented at POWER meeting Santa Clara, California US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show January 24, 2011 This presentation outlines the benefits of composting and the role of compostable biobased products in helping to recover food scraps and move toward zero waste economies. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jan 1, 2011

BioSpecs for Food Service Ware

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/biospecs-for-food-service-ware/

The Bio Specs for Food Service Ware outline sustainability criteria and recognition levels for food service ware made from compostable biobased materials. They provide a framework that enables buyers to assessthe sustainability of these products during three stages of their life cycle: (1) biomass production, (2manufacturing, and (3) end of product life. “Sustainability” encompasses issues of… Continue reading

Organic Waste Systems belgian atlanta-adreport
Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Oct 1, 2010

Update on Anaerobic Digester Projects Using Food Wastes in North America

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/update-on-anaerobic-digester-projects-using-food-wastes-in-north-america/

Prepared for the City of Atlanta, this report on anaerobic digesters (AD) around North examines several existing AD projects that have a history of operational success and profiles some of the projects that are close to coming online. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Apr 20, 2010

Report on Model State Composting Policies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/report-on-model-state-composting-policies/

Composting is an important strategy for recycling organic materials that might otherwise be disposed in landfills or incinerators. This April 2010 report, Summary of Select State Composting Regulations, identifies 11 states with notable regulations governing compost facilities. Continue reading