FEE.114-Field Testing Programs and Experience-AC22.CREF

When deciding whether to accept compostable products with food scraps – what’s in and what’s out – it pays to go beyond the lab to see how products breakdown in real-world conditions. Join a panel of field testing experts and compost manufacturers to talk about the ins and outs of on-site disintegration testing for compostable… Continue reading FEE.114-Field Testing Programs and Experience-AC22.CREF

FEE.113-Eligibility, Labeling and Identification Requirements and Guidance at BPI-AC22.USCC

This talk covers the “voluntary (ie, non-regulatory) approach” to labeling–what compostable product manufcturers and distributors that accept the BPI Certification are required to do Speakers: Wendell Simonson Duration: 24 minutes Credits: 0.5 Member Price: $30.00 Non-Member Price: $52.50 Purchase Course Now

FEE.112-The BPI Roadmap to Overcoming Challenges to Compostable Product Acceptance-AC22.USCC

In 2021 BPI released a Roadmap to address the top barriers to the acceptance and successful processing of certified compostable products. The Roadmap was a culmination of a series of BioCycle-facilitated workshops with stakeholders from across the value chain — composters, haulers, municipalities, foodservice operators, brands, and compostable product companies. The goal was to “build… Continue reading FEE.112-The BPI Roadmap to Overcoming Challenges to Compostable Product Acceptance-AC22.USCC

FEE.111-The USCC Guide to Accepting or Rejecting Compostable Products-AC22.USCC

Presentation will walk attendees through the USCC’s Compost Manufacturers’ Decision Making Guide to Accepting or Rejecting Compostable Products, released in September 2021 and written by BioCycle Associates. The Guide includes key observations regarding composting certified compostable products, a Decision Tree, and accompanying worksheets that cover composting site assessment, business implications, feedstock source control, composting equipment… Continue reading FEE.111-The USCC Guide to Accepting or Rejecting Compostable Products-AC22.USCC

FEE.221-Technology-Led Techniques to Reduce Contamination in Organics Recycling-AC22.USCC

There are few things more frustrating to an organics recycling professional than contamination. In the case of organics, there is no “silver bullet” for addressing the challenges posed by materials that contaminate the source-separated waste stream. In this session, Rubicon’s Director of Circular Economy Solutions, Ryan Cooper, will discuss, alongside panelists from Atlas Organics and… Continue reading FEE.221-Technology-Led Techniques to Reduce Contamination in Organics Recycling-AC22.USCC

FEE.220-Considering Perspectives on the Decision to Accept Compostable Products-AC22.USCC

When it comes to compostable products, generators and processors may view the decision to use these materials differently. Center for EcoTechnology (CET) will present industry trends from the perspective of food businesses and compost sites as they decide to accept compostable products. As a neutral third party, CET has extensive experience serving as a bridge… Continue reading FEE.220-Considering Perspectives on the Decision to Accept Compostable Products-AC22.USCC

FEE.219-Overcoming Contamination: Top 10 Best Practices from around the North America-AC21.USCC

I will share my top ten best practices for mitigating contaminates from both a proactive and reactive approach. The goal of this presentation is to inspire the audience to think differently about how they can take these best practices and develop a strategy to address the specific challenges they face. Speakers: Ted Dirkx Duration: 13… Continue reading FEE.219-Overcoming Contamination: Top 10 Best Practices from around the North America-AC21.USCC

FEE.218-Contamination-Free Compost After Food Waste Separation & Depackaging-AC21.USCC

My presentation will detail the ability to produce contamination-free organics for compost through the separation of food (and other organic) waste from its packaging onsite at compost facilities, food manufacturing, retail, municipalities, standalone facilities and transfer stations as a means to divert organic waste from landfills and repurpose/recycle the material. Speakers: Corey Rossen Duration: 16… Continue reading FEE.218-Contamination-Free Compost After Food Waste Separation & Depackaging-AC21.USCC