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Composting

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News and Opinion

Coverage of composting since October 26, 2021.

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Regina council approves city-wide composting service

"...Doney says the service will save landfill space and reduce greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Regional approach to limiting organic waste in landfills backed by EWSWA

"...In order to reduce organic waste being sent to a landfill, a regional approach involving Windsor and Essex County has been recommended by the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA)..."

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Regina council to approve city-wide composting service

"...Regina city council could expand its residential composting service..."

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Garbage fees increasing at North Okanagan landfills

"...Also, the RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan supports an increase in curbside collection and strategies to reduce waste which can be encouraged by higher disposal fees. Optimizing trips and reducing traffic to solid waste management facilities also supports greenhouse gas reduction efforts in our region..."

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Composting coming to Revelstoke landfill

"...Revelstoke will have to wait a few more months to access the new food-waste composting facility at the CSRD’s landfill..."

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Leftover pumpkin disposal ideas

"...McFarlane recommends people use compost bins at home or take advantage of local composting initiatives. Composting can keep pumpkins out of the garbage and landfills. She says contacting local farms, wildlife rehabilitation centres and zoos are also great ideas as they may take the pumpkins to use for animal food or enrichment..."

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Niagara Falls students are doing their part to address world wide issues like climate change and food insecurity

"...Grade 6 and 7 students at a Niagara Falls school are doing their part to address world wide issues like climate change and food insecurity. As Adam Atkinson shows us, they're using tools like composting, and vertical growing to learn about responsible consumption, and production of food..."

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Here's what to do with that jack-o'-lantern

"...Tossing that rotting Halloween pumpkin into your food scraps bin is “perfectly a decent, good thing to do,” says the City of Edmonton's home compost program coordinator. But Rodney Al makes it clear there’s a better thing to do: bring it to Compost ‘S Cool..."

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Here's what to do with your pumpkin in Lake Country

"...For more information on composting, yard waste or recycling collection programs, visit rdco. com/recycle or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250..."

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Letter: Necessary to burn in rural areas

"...As for composting, how long do you think all this would take to decompose? Oct. 28, 2021 12:55 p. m..."

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R.M. of Morris Mulling Compost Pick-up Program

"...Currently, the Municipality has ad hoc composting sites set up at both the Rosenort and Lowe Farm waste sites. "We think this might be a good opportunity for us to become more organized about managing compost," said Reeve Ralph Groening..."

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Victoria trails light up for post-Halloween walk in Summit Park

"...Organizers encourage visitors to help fund pumpkin removal for composting Victoria News StaffOct. 26, 2021 5:00 a. m..."

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Jobs in composting

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Operations Supervisor

"...Biosolids processing plants, composting facilities, food/residual organic processing facilities and landfill gas renewable energy projects throughout Canada..."

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Customer Service Representative (12-18 Month Contract)

"...biosolids processing plants, composting facilities, food/residual organic processing facilities and landfill gas renewable energy projects throughout Canada..."

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Composting Outreach Engagement Intern

"...waste reduction and recovery on campus, to increase participation rates..."

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Ice Monitor

"...Composting and Reducing Food Waste..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention composting.

Episode 72: Basics of Composting with David Guion

Duration: 48:54

"...Get all your introductory composting questions answered here!..."

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10/30/20 - Clean Energy; Composting; Marine Debris Art Contest

Duration: 03:30

"...Polls say voters support clean energy..."

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063 • Urban Composting

Duration: 37:51

"...New year, new goals! Like composting! Did you know Canadian households waste over 300 pounds of food a year?! That's a problem in itself but in many, many cities, all of that food waste is being sent to landfill, piling up and adding to the GHG emissions that's heating our planet..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about composting.

FedEx tinkerer custom builds no-waste micro farmstead

"...His high yield system produces fruits, veggies, eggs, & fish thanks to composting..."

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Impactful Health R&D – Founder Series

"...Wasted produce ends up in landfills that create methane which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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From food waste to organic nutrients, with Tinia Pina

"...Tinia is a SWANA Certified Composting Systems Technical Associate and her experiences related to food waste, systems and policy have fueled her passion to increase our communities’ resilience, prosperity, and knowledge to help us live more conscious lives..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about composting relevant to the latest news.

Potentials and Limitations of the Bioconversion of Animal Manure Using Fly Larvae

"...This review provides an overview of the limitations and potentials of bioconversion process of cattle, swine, and chicken manure using fly larvae, focusing on nutrient recycling, environmental impacts, direct greenhouse gas emissions, heavy metals, antibiotics, and pathogenic organisms..."

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Digestate Post-treatment and Upcycling: Unconventional Moisturizing Agent for Food Waste In-Vessel Composting

"...Nowadays, Tunisia faces challenging environmental and energy issues which relate mainly to the implementation of an appropriate solid waste management system capable of dealing with the high production of biowaste on the one hand, and the increased need for water and energy resources on the other..."

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“Maybe it’s still good?” A qualitative study of factors influencing food waste and application of the E.P.A. Food Recovery

"...Overall, interview participants considered waste reduction strategies that rescue profitable goods more feasible than other food rescue and recycling efforts like donation and composting..."

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A Review on Technological Approach for Obtaining Nutrient from Solid Waste

"...Farmyard manure, biochar, poultry manure, vermicompost, biogas digest, and urban compost are rich sources of vitamins, growth-promoting substances, macro-, and micro-nutrients..."

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Determinants of Waste Management Practices and Willingness to Pay for Improving Waste Services in a Low-Middle Income Country

"...Structural determinants, including the lack of appropriate facilities and adequate infrastructure, weak public knowledge on sorting, recycling, and composting, as well as the absence of guiding policies, appeared to be core barriers hindering the adoption of sustainable waste management practices across the three communities..."

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Unbalanced status and multidimensional influences of municipal solid waste management in Africa

"...Besides, the disposal methods in North Africa, South Africa and West Africa have evolved from simple open dumping to sanitary landfill, composting and recycle treatment, while opening dumping is still rampant in East Africa..."

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Changes in Physico-chemical Properties during Composting of three Common Household Organic Solid Wastes Amended with Garden Soil

"...In the present study composting of lemon peels, mixed vegetable waste and cooked food waste amended with garden soil was carried out..."

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Climate Resilience in Agriculture

"...These sustainable agriculture practices include improvement of land preparation such as no-tilling and composting, introduction of disease-resistant and climate hardy seed varieties, crop diversification, integration of crops and livestock, soil health improvement through cover crops, management of intensive grazing, reduction in the use of off-farm inputs, development of whole-farm planning, and improvement of agriculture enterprises and marketing..."

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Households? participation in solid waste management system of Homs city, Syria

"...Solid waste management practice is a matter of concern for public health and environmental protection and has become a major challenge in Syria..."

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Behavioral impacts on residential food provisioning, use, and waste during the COVID-19 pandemic

"...In contrast, less than 10% of respondents reported that they began or increased separating or composting food waste during the pandemic, and many stopped altogether due to suspension of local curbside composting services..."

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Analysis of citizen?s perception towards segregation and composting

"...The results from the analysis and literature survey indicate that composting and segregation are key measures for effective solid waste management..."

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Bacterial agents affected bacterial community structure to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions during sewage sludge composting

"...The present work studied the influence of bacterial agents (B1, B2) and bamboo biochar (BB) on greenhouse gas emissions and bacterial community during the sewage sludge composting..."

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