Maryland Passes Two Composting Bills
Double victories were in hand for the Maryland compost community thanks to the passage of HB171 and HB1349, bills that speak to proper labelling of compostable products, and a state study on infrastructure expansion for Maryland. Read more
Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council Joined by Other Nonprofit and Government Organizations to Improve Recycling and Organics Collection
National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the United States Composting Council (USCC) today announced that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary container color standard for organics collection containers. This initiative was simultaneously announced at the USCC’s 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles and at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C. Read more
200+ Compost Professionals Sign Up for First Certification Test Opportunity
To allow compost facility professionals to formally demonstrate their knowledge, professional achievement and qualifications, the USCC has taken the first steps this summer for compost facility operators to become a Certified Compost Operations Manager. More than 200 people have signed up for the initial round of tests within the first 30 days.