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Innovations in composting

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Innovations in composting

  1. 1. Composting
  2. 2. Food Waste One third of food produced globally gets lost or wasted. $48 billion worth of food is thrown away each year by the US. 34% of all methane emissions come from landfills, most of which come from organic waste.
  3. 3. Composting • Nature’s way of reusing and recycling waste • Composting biodegrades organic waste. i.e. food waste, manure, leaves, grass trimmings, paper, wood, feathers, crop residue etc., and turns it into a valuable organic fertilizer.
  4. 4. Innovative Solutions Composting Toilets B2B Food Composting
  5. 5. UNC Composting Initiatives
  6. 6. UNC Carolina Dining Services (CDS)
  7. 7. Notes and References • UN Quick Facts : http://www.unep.org/wed/2013/quickfacts/ • San Jose Composting Toilets: http://www.willitsnews.com/general- news/20140630/composting-toilets-save-water-spark- conversations • Innovative companies – Dungaroo and EcoScraps
  8. 8. Muriel Williman Orange County Solid Waste Management

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