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

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.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

BUS.129-The Florida Focus – Investing & Operating in the Sunshine State-AC24.USCC

In this session, Atlas Organics shares insights into their strategic expansion into Florida over the past three years, focusing on key reasons for choosing the state, unique challenges faced, and opportunities presented by the growing organic waste recycling industry. The presentation discusses the abundance of organic waste in Florida, favorable regulations, and the company’s vision… Continue reading BUS.129-The Florida Focus – Investing & Operating in the Sunshine State-AC24.USCC

FEE.116-Breaking Down Compostable Packaging – what is working – what is not – where do we go from here-AC24.USCC

The presentation will provide a summary of key learnings from a pilot conducted by the Composting Consortium in partnership with 10 composters across the country in 2023. This includes disintegration rates of over 30 types of food-contact compostable packaging, insights from using two test methods, and findings from testing at different composting sites with various… Continue reading FEE.116-Breaking Down Compostable Packaging – what is working – what is not – where do we go from here-AC24.USCC

VIS.118-Remaining Profitable While Ensuring Equitable Composting Access to In-Need Communities-AC24.USCC

There is a critical need for accessible composting solutions. In this session, Let’s Go Compost, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on making composting free and accessible, Founder and Executive Director Lauren Click will speak to the “A” in DEIA – accessibility. Low-income communities, often less responsible for climate change, are disproportionately affected by its impacts. Learn… Continue reading VIS.118-Remaining Profitable While Ensuring Equitable Composting Access to In-Need Communities-AC24.USCC

BUS.128-USCC leading the composting industry DEIA journey-AC24.USCC

The presentation will outline the USCC’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) within the compost industry. Initiatives such as the DEIA Scholarship, Town Halls, Professional Benchmarking Study, Microbusiness Innovation Corner, and DEIA online training module will be discussed. These initiatives aim to enhance understanding and implementation of DEIA principles among members, programs,… Continue reading BUS.128-USCC leading the composting industry DEIA journey-AC24.USCC

ALT.111-Black Soldier Fly Larve (Hermetia illucens) Frass & Sheddingsas a Compost Ingredient-AC24.CREF

The study aims to assess the viability of utilizing frass from Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) as a compost ingredient by evaluating its composition and impact on compost quality. Four experimental compost piles with varying ratios of BSFL frass and sheddings, along with other nitrogen feedstocks, were developed and analyzed for pH, nutrient content, stability,… Continue reading ALT.111-Black Soldier Fly Larve (Hermetia illucens) Frass & Sheddingsas a Compost Ingredient-AC24.CREF

HEA.114-Safety is Not an Accident-AC24.USCC

Join us on a journey to Silver Springs Organics, where safety is a top priority, evidenced by their remarkable 11-year incident-free record. Explore the key elements that contribute to their strong safety culture, including retention strategies, servant leadership principles, and intentional safety practices. Learn from their experiences and discover actionable insights to foster a safe… Continue reading HEA.114-Safety is Not an Accident-AC24.USCC