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Compost Use in Construction

The top four reasons why any sediment control Best Management Practice (BMP) fails on a construction site are issues with installation, maintenance, performance, and design. Compost filter socks are specifically designed to remove each of these issues, minimizing risk on any construction site or land disturbing activity. Compost filter socks are one of the only BMPs on the market that...
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A Simple Thanks to Biosolids Composting is in Order…

The rebirth of the US composting industry, in many ways, can be attributed to the development of biosolids composting as a waste management method. Of course, in the late 1970’s and through the 1980s, ‘biosolids’ was called ‘sewage sludge’. Back then, the US EPA was moving towards the banning of ocean dumping of biosolids, and was tasked to create safe...
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Compostable Packaging

Compostable Packaging - An Exploratory Dialogue on Fluoro-Chemical Risks Gary Robinson, Synaptic Packaging In this post we are exploring packaging components in compost and seeking to expand our understanding of the specific concerns relating to fluro-chemicals and toxicity. Packaging in compost is a very active and exciting topic.  Depending on your perspective, you might see this as an innovation opportunity,...
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Rathmann Grant Process: An Unusual Experience for USCC Runners Up!

Participants at a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point training course. A state-of-the-art biosolids composting facility; a student-run compost operation serving a mid-size city; and a massive project using compost to grow potatoes, beans and peas in the sandy soils of the Midwest – all USCC member projects – received honorable mention in the 2017 Rathmann Challenge: Mitigating Climate Change by Expanding...
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Community Composting: A Key Ingredient to Compost Infrastructure

The USCC sat down with Michael Robinson of Rust Belt Riders in Cleveland, OH, an early leader in the community composting sector and a USCC Bronze member. We discussed the emergence of the movement and business model across the USA in the past decade. USCC: Who is Rust Belt Riders? Clip 1 USCC: What is community composting? This sector is...
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