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Compost Yields Healthy Crops

which promotes increased water retention and nutrient absorption for plant growth. Compost also provides a feedstock for essential microorganisms in the soil that aid plants and roots.

Utilizing Food Scraps in Compost

returns a nutrient rich soil amendment back to the earth and diverts roughly 30% of waste volumes sent to landfill annually in Illinois. 

Integrating Food Scraps Through Collection

drives demand from the bottom up, creating broader diversion opportunities for food scrap generators and haulers.

Wasting 40% of Food Supply

increases the need for more production of food crops. If efficiencies can be found in this system, the same amount of food can find its way to feed more people.

Restaurant Composting

 

Business/Institutional Composting

 
 
 

Residential Composting

 
 
 

Do I need to change my purchasing habits to compost? Is there a considerable cost difference?

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No, you do not need to change your purchasing habits. However, there are changes in purchasing that can increase compost and decrease landfill waste.
 
Depending on whether your compost facility accepts paper/compostable dishware, it is recommended to use BPI Certified compostable utensils, plates, and container liners in your operations to optimize your compost efforts. The cost of biodegradable items continues to decrease as market demand increases, and savings may also become apparent through diverting costs away from landfill waste.  The items that are accepted depends on the composting facility receiving the material. But below are some resources about compostable products. 
 
FTC Green Guides
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission provides a program to ensure compliance with the agency’s recently revised Green Guides. The Commission publishes the guides to help businesses market their products accurately, providing guidance as to what constitutes deceptive and non-deceptive environmental claims. View the report here.
 
 
 
ASTM D6400: Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities