POL.216-Food Waste Composting as a Pay-As-You-Throw Partner-AC22.USCC

In 2015 Pitkin County embarked on a journey towards significantly reducing waste and encouraging diversion; the driver for our waste diversion efforts, a rapidly filling landfill.  Pitkin County is located on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Situated in the midst of Aspen’s world-class ski resorts, tourism is the driving force of the… Continue reading POL.216-Food Waste Composting as a Pay-As-You-Throw Partner-AC22.USCC

POL.114-FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect the composting industry, Part 2: FSMA PSR requirements – Subpart F (BSAAO) and how the compost industry can support growers-AC21.USCC

We will summarize the FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards in Subpart F, the current FDA risk assessment associated with BSAAO, and associated research efforts. Commonly-used BSAAO will be discussed, including how these requirements may affect the compost industry. We will outline additional benefits and challenges of using treated BSAAO, and identify science-based management strategies to… Continue reading POL.114-FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect the composting industry, Part 2: FSMA PSR requirements – Subpart F (BSAAO) and how the compost industry can support growers-AC21.USCC

POL.115-FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect the composting industry, Part 3: Paperwork necessary for the where, what, and how you supply a BSAAO-AC21.USCC

We will summarize the FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards in Subpart F, the current FDA risk assessment associated with BSAAO, and associated research efforts. Commonly-used BSAAO will be discussed, including how these requirements may affect the compost industry. We will outline additional benefits and challenges of using treated BSAAO, and identify science-based management strategies to… Continue reading POL.115-FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect the composting industry, Part 3: Paperwork necessary for the where, what, and how you supply a BSAAO-AC21.USCC

POL.113-FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect the composting industry, Part 1: Intersection of FSMA PSR with other industry standards and resources for the compost industry-AC21.USCC

We will summarize the FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards in Subpart F, the current FDA risk assessment associated with BSAAO, and associated research efforts. Commonly-used BSAAO will be discussed, including how these requirements may affect the compost industry. We will outline additional benefits and challenges of using treated BSAAO, and identify science-based management strategies to… Continue reading POL.113-FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect the composting industry, Part 1: Intersection of FSMA PSR with other industry standards and resources for the compost industry-AC21.USCC

POL.110-Compost Advocacy and Coalition Building-AC22.USCC

The NJ Composting Council in the last 3 years has gone from formation to influencing policy by building a coalition that includes composting industry members, like minded non-profits, academics, current and former regulators, and even groups who some might find odd partners. This coalition included both grassroots organizations and small companies as well as the… Continue reading POL.110-Compost Advocacy and Coalition Building-AC22.USCC

POL.215-Compost and Phosphorous: Managing Regulations and Risks-AC22.USCC

For decades, compost (and other organic recycled product) application rates have been governed by the amount of plant available nitrogen they provide. However, over the last 5-10 years, concerns about phosphorous application, and its effect on the environment, have led to State regulation limiting its application. Currently, 16 states have phosphorus regulation in place, and… Continue reading POL.215-Compost and Phosphorous: Managing Regulations and Risks-AC22.USCC

POL.214-SB 1383 in California: Organics Collection for Everyone, Everywhere, All of the Time-AC22.USCC

SB 1383 is an ambitious attempt in California to simultaneously address both climate change and resource management. Focussing on methane reduction, SB 1383 is anticipated to create hundreds of new residential, commercial and institutional food scrap collection programs, adding to CA’s already robust composting infrastructure. This presentation will provide a quick overview of the legislation… Continue reading POL.214-SB 1383 in California: Organics Collection for Everyone, Everywhere, All of the Time-AC22.USCC