OTH.111-An Introduction to Composting Human Remains, Part 1: The Process & It’s Challenges-WEB.CREF

Join the Compost Research & Education Foundation as we explore the growing movement for more sustainable funerary practices through composting of human remains. In this first session of our 2-part webinar series, we’ll provide an overview of this unique way of composting, from process considerations to compassionate handling of the deceased.Speakers: Jean Bonhotal, John Paul,… Continue reading OTH.111-An Introduction to Composting Human Remains, Part 1: The Process & It’s Challenges-WEB.CREF

VIS.223-A discussion on thirty years of capturing organics in Italy-AC24.USCC

The Italian Compost and Biogas Association – CIC (www.compost.it) is an association of public and private companies, local authorities and others involved since more than 30 years in the production of compost and biogas from organic waste, as well as producers of machinery and recycling equipment, producers of fertilizers, research bodies etc. Currently almost 100… Continue reading VIS.223-A discussion on thirty years of capturing organics in Italy-AC24.USCC

PRO.229-Compost Sample Temp Study & CAP Update-AC24.USCC

A study initiated in January 2023 assessed the temperature stability of compost during two-day shipping, aiming to reduce shipping costs. The study evaluated two types of transport coolers, varying quantities of Ice Brix, and different external temperature regimes. Results indicated that a 1:1 ratio of Ice Brix to compost with 40% placed at the bottom… Continue reading PRO.229-Compost Sample Temp Study & CAP Update-AC24.USCC

PRO.228-Update on the Test Method for the Examination of Composting and Compost-AC24.USCC

The Test Method for the Examination of Composting and Compost (TMECC) is undergoing an update to version III v 3.5 to align with advancements in testing technologies and methodologies since its release in 2002. A review protocol checklist has been developed, and subject-area experts will assist in updating the protocols to ensure they remain current… Continue reading PRO.228-Update on the Test Method for the Examination of Composting and Compost-AC24.USCC

PRO.116-Seal of Testing Assurance Program Updates-AC24.USCC

In the past year, the USCC Seal of Testing Assurance Program has made significant strides in enhancing its database, improving user experience, and leveraging program data for growth. Updates include features, functionality, and a revamped logo with branding guidelines set to launch in 2025. Additionally, a partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects offers… Continue reading PRO.116-Seal of Testing Assurance Program Updates-AC24.USCC

FEE.227-Composting Textiles and Waste from Textile Based Products-AC24.USCC

In this presentation, Unless Collective, a startup apparel brand dedicated to eliminating plastic pollution, shares findings from large-scale trials conducted with their composting partner, Agromin from Oxnard, CA. The trials aimed to prove that textile waste, including post-consumer and post-industrial materials, can be efficiently composted to create healthy soil products. Through these trials, they demonstrated… Continue reading FEE.227-Composting Textiles and Waste from Textile Based Products-AC24.USCC

FEE.226-Shelf to Soil – Compost solutions and innovations for grocery stores-AC24.USCC

In this session, Ryan Cooper, VP of Circular Economy Solutions at Rubicon, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing cost-effective organics recycling in grocery stores. With diverse material streams, complex logistics, and unforgiving delivery schedules, grocery stores face unique obstacles in improving landfill diversion. However, emerging depackaging technologies and collaboration between food distributors and… Continue reading FEE.226-Shelf to Soil – Compost solutions and innovations for grocery stores-AC24.USCC

FEE.117-National Organic Program Changes – Composter Opportunity in Organic Agriculture-AC24.USCC

BPI has petitioned the USDA to address barriers preventing compost from being approved for organic agriculture due to small contaminants like compostable stickers or food scrap bags. This session will delve into the petition effort and offer insights on how stakeholders can engage with the USDA to overcome these limitations.Speakers: Clifton PassowDuration: 19 minutesCredits: 0.5Member… Continue reading FEE.117-National Organic Program Changes – Composter Opportunity in Organic Agriculture-AC24.USCC

DIV.228-Composting at Northeastern University – A Case Study of Successful Campus Composting through Collaboration-AC24.USCC

Northeastern University, located in Boston, has maintained a thriving composting program since 2006, diverting an estimated 839 tons of food waste to composting in 2022. The program’s success is attributed to a collaborative approach, with active participation from students. This case study will offer insights into the university’s composting initiative, highlighting its growth through collaboration,… Continue reading DIV.228-Composting at Northeastern University – A Case Study of Successful Campus Composting through Collaboration-AC24.USCC

DIV.227-Organics Collection Takes Off- Designing and Implementing Organics Collection at Airports-AC24.USCC

In 2019, Maryland Environmental Service and the Maryland Aviation Administration initiated an organics collection program for restaurants at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Starting with a pilot program involving eight restaurants, the initiative has expanded to over 50 establishments, collecting more than 3,000 pounds of organic waste per week. This session will discuss… Continue reading DIV.227-Organics Collection Takes Off- Designing and Implementing Organics Collection at Airports-AC24.USCC