Out of the Jar

I'm Dylan

I go by Dyl for short
and Pickle if we're
close enough.

Boston//Northeastern
Post-college getting everything together for grad school. Sort of.

activism
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composting
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kittens!
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Posts tagged "composting"

Schwab says food waste from restaurants makes up 15 percent of all the food that ends up in landfills. And all that food doesn’t just take up space and attract pests — it’s also changing the climate.

"Because it rots so fast, basically it starts to generate methane really quickly," says Schwab.

Methane is a greenhouse gas that’s 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. And reducing methane emissions from sources like landfills is one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s biggest priorities in the fight against climate change.

But in spite of the fact that as much as 10 percent of the food a restaurant buys ends up in landfills, hardly anyone in the restaurant industry gives it a second thought.

The obvious solution is to begin composting more food waste. A few cities, like San Francisco and Seattle, are ahead of the curve and have curbside pick-up for compost for businesses and households. San Fran’s program is mandatory and residents must sort their food/yard waste, recycling, and regular trash or face compliance fees. Seattle’s program doesn’t impose fees for non-compliance, but rather it is set up in such a way that incentivizes residents to use it. 

"Are Mushrooms the New Plastic?"

Eben Bayer is co-inventor of MycoBond, an organic (based on mycelium, a living, growing organism) adhesive that turns agriwaste into a foam-like material for packaging and insulation.

Dear Bank of America,

Thank you for noticing the charges on my debit card from Kuala Lumpur. Since those obviously aren’t mine, I’m glad you caught this before they drained my checking account.

I hope this isn’t from buying worms for composting online. *sigh*

Love,

Dyl

The lb of red wigglers I bought this week arrived today! Now I can finally defrost the compost I’ve been keeping in our freezer and start our new compost bin. I had the biggest grin on my face when I found the package on our kitchen table.