Cultivating Growth

Tracking organics industry evolution, issues and trends.

My previous column focused on developing model organics diversion programs. As important as model programs are, however, organics capacity is needed to significantly increase the recycling rate of only 2 percent to 3 percent of the nearly 35 million tons of food residuals generated in the United States. 

At this time, fewer than 200 commercial composting facilities and a handful of new anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities are processing food residuals. When one considers that th

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