Archive for July, 2011

Earth Tub? See it in action (and more) on tour

Registration is open for Composting in Ohio 2011: A Tour of the Industry, set for Aug. 11 in northeast Ohio. You’ll get firsthand looks at the Medina County Municipal Solid Waste Processing Complex, the only Class I composting site in Ohio, which means it can take in a wide range of solid waste — mixed and from food, yards, and industry … Baldwin-Wallace College’s (Berea) industrial-scale Earth Tub food-waste composter, part of the school’s move toward greater sustainability … and Rosby Resource Recycling (Brooklyn Heights), which not only composts food and yard waste (Class II) but processes and recycles construction and demolition debris. Get full details.

Compostable Campus: A Comprehensive Food Waste Recovery Plan for The Ohio State University

The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is true when it comes to food waste. At Ohio State, one student’s leftover sandwich could someday be used in university landscaping as valuable fertilizer. These riches could also include carbon credits, research opportunities, and significant cost avoidance for the university. The benefits of food waste diversion at The Ohio State University are numerous and should be explored.

We researched the possibility of for Ohio State to expand its new on-campus food waste diversion and composting system. This system collects food waste, utilizes compostable disposable food containers, and processes these products by turning them in to beneficial compost. Colleges across the...    Read More »