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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

 
 
 

White Paper: Analysis of the Barriers and Opportunities for the Use of Compost in Agriculture

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White Paper: Analysis of the Barriers and Opportunitites for the Use of Compost in Agriculture


Building on the 2017 Economic Impact and Market Study Report and the November 2017 Illinois Soil, Food, Water and Composting Summit, Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA) and Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) created a white paper for key stakeholders and policy makers to spread education on composting feasibility.  The 2018 white paper, “Analysis of the Barriers and Opportunities for the Use of Compost in Agriculture,” discusses how to viably scale food scrap composting industry, expand local sustainable farming, and resolve depleted and diminishing soil quality.