Going organic in multi-family housing -- part 2

Guttentag, Roger
January 2016
Resource Recycling;Jan2016, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p50
Trade Publication
The aritcle summarize some of the available online information regarding multi-family organics collection programs. The programs mentioned include the food-scraps collection in Burnab , British Columbia, the national program to reduce the landfilling of organic wastes that reflected the goal of the European Union to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from waste sources, and the regulations that required the separation of food waste from municipal solid waste in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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