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Composting Council, Keep America Beautiful Team Up on CompostingComposting Council, Keep America Beautiful Team Up on Composting

Allan Gerlat

January 17, 2012

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Composting Council, Keep America Beautiful Team Up on Composting

The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) are partnering to further composting education.

Through the agreement, Stamford, Conn.-based KAB and Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based USCC will share educational resources and identify opportunities to promote awareness of the role composting plays in waste reduction, improved soil structure and water quality, and reduced soil erosion, the organizations said in a news release.

“Composting organic residuals can significantly reduce landfill impacts while creating a healthier ecosystem,” said Matthew M. McKenna, KAB president and CEO.

“Teaming up with KAB to share resources and promote our complimentary messages of diverting organic materials from the waste stream and into compost will be of great benefit to local communities and the environment,” said USCC Executive Director Michael Virga.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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