TITLE

Sorting Out Composting

AUTHOR(S)
STALEY, BRYAN
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Waste Age;Apr2013, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the potential of composting in organic waste management. Most of the composting programs implemented on cities and counties all over the U.S. concentrate on disposing yard wastes despite some of the programs focus on food waste recovery. Various challenges faced by businesses and restaurants on composting include feedstock material used, bin labeling, and costs.
ACCESSION #
87048337

 

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