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Get Excited About Organic Waste Diversion 30

Got recycling down pat? Learn more about a growing part of the waste stream that can't go in a recycling bin, but can be diverted from landfills.

Updated on 05/04/17 | Originally Published on 04/14/16

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In 2014, the total organic waste recycled and composted in the US reduced CO2 emissions comparable to taking 723,000 cars off the road for one year.
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These days, recycling is almost universally available, and more and more people are actually recycling. But solutions for organic waste (like food and yard waste) have been slower to catch on. Organic waste shouldn’t go to landfills, and that presents opportunities. Find out more in this short quiz!

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  • Linda R. 20 days ago
    coffee is my number one plant food...
  • Rose F. 25 days ago
    Coffee grinds are great for my roses.
  • Angela C. 1 month ago
    When some of my coworkers saw me taking my fruit waste home, they started giving me their banana & orange peels to take home to my compost. I'm retired now so they are on their own.
  • Lucy A. 1 month ago
    I donate all my compostables to my sis who uses it for her gardening....then I get the advantage of fresh garden goodies, no gmo's, no toxic chemicals
  • ALEX R. 1 month ago
    Si bien los mayores culpables de la contaminación lumínica, los edificios de la ciudad y las farolas, están fuera de nuestro control, todavía hay cosas que nosotros como ciudadanos podemos hacer para minimizar la contaminación lumínica. Aquí hay algunas acciones que puede incorporar en su propio entorno. Al reducir su dependencia de las luces, no sólo ayudará a reducir la contaminación lumínica, sino que también ahorrará energía.
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