Contaminant of the Month: Don’t Be a Dip With Your Sauce Containers

Contaminant of the Month

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Contaminant of the Month: Don’t Be a Dip With Your Sauce Containers

By Jenn McNaught Jenn McNaught is the founder of Solid Waste Strategies, a West Coast municipal media and educational firm working in support of the Compost Manufacturing Alliance to minimize contaminants in all recycling streams.   I am always taken aback by how many plastic portion cups and non-compostable condiment packets are used throughout stadiums […]

Contaminant of the Month: Keeping Your Mitts Out of the Compost (Please)!

  February 1, 2018 Susan Thoman Years before my illustrious composting career evolved, I worked as a restaurant prep cook. During high school and college, I diced and peeled carrots, scrunched freezing cold potato cubes together into thick, creamy egg dressing for potato salad, and spent every Saturday morning peeling 50-pound bags of onions (which […]

Contaminant of the Month: Non-Compostable Green Bags

Contaminant of the Month Green bags
December 20, 2017 Susan Thoman Film plastic is, undeniably, one of the most prevalent contaminants migrating its way into industrial compost facilities.  When analyzing the source of non-compostable films, one simply needs to follow the food scraps to see how established systems of sourcing and sorting has been hindered by the onslaught of non-compostable green […]

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