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CCREF is Now Accepting Applications for its Young Investigator's Scholarship

05/17/2017 10:49 AM
The CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship focuses on supporting undergraduate through PhD students,

Ginny Black, CCREF Trustee Chair, is honored at the USCC Annual Conference

02/13/2017 2:01 PM
Recognizing her many years of dedication to the industry, Ginny Black was awarded the Hi Kellogg

Two Companies Receive Awards for Support of CCREF

02/13/2017 1:56 PM
McGill Environmental Systems and Filtrexx International both received awards during the USCC Annual

The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation Announces the Release of the Just Published The Compost & Climate Connection: A Land Manager’s Guide to Organics

02/06/2017 9:57 PM
February 6, 2017…Reston, VA. Exploring the topic of how to manage food scraps, yard trimmings and
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Meet Clara Tang, the Winner of this Year’s Young Investigator Scholarship

11/08/2016 3:12 PM
There were many worthwhile applicants, but Clara, a master’s student at North Carolina State, was

Theme for 2017 International Compost Awareness Week Announced

08/25/2016 10:30 AM
Each year, the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) committee chooses a theme to help

Three Well Known Programs Come to the CCREF

06/29/2016 10:14 AM
January 2016   At the US Composting Council’s (USCC) Board of Director meeting in January the

CCREF is now participating in Amazon Smile

05/19/2016 11:00 AM
CCREF has a new way for people to support the Foundation.  We are now participating in Amazon

Second Grant Award to Composting Council Research and Education Foundation to Fund Development of a Professional Composter Certification Program

04/19/2016 1:41 PM
The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, has awarded a second grant of

Grant Award to Composting Council Foundation Funds Development of Professional Composter Certification

03/12/2015 12:39 PM
The 11th Hour Project has awarded the Composting Council’s Research and Education Foundation(CCREF)
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Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws - East Bay Express

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


East Bay Express

Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws
East Bay Express
Council will ask the Community Environmental Advisory and the Zero Waste commissions to reach out to local business owners, store managers, and other stakeholders for input on providing compostable or reusable alternatives to plastic straws, such as ...

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Former cricketer Ed Cowan pitches biodegradable coffee pods with his firm Tripod - The Australian Financial Review

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


The Australian Financial Review

Former cricketer Ed Cowan pitches biodegradable coffee pods with his firm Tripod
The Australian Financial Review
"The issue with them is that unless they go into a commercial composter they don't compost... most councils don't have a commercial composter." Mr Gray said the most damaging pods were those that were plastic, or a combination of aluminium and plastic, ...

Kellogg, PepsiCo products snag packaging awards - Baking Business - Baking Business (registration)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Baking Business (registration)

Kellogg, PepsiCo products snag packaging awards - Baking Business
Baking Business (registration)
WILMINGTON, DEL. — DuPont has announced the winners of the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. According to the company, the awards exist to ...

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More Sustainability In Agriculture With Lenzing™ Fibers - Textile World Magazine

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


More Sustainability In Agriculture With Lenzing™ Fibers
Textile World Magazine
Another reason for initiatives in this field is that 80% of the waste polluting our seas is plastic.1 Agriculture uses 6.5 million tons of plastic products per annum.2 This includes agricultural films, wraps under layer, silage films, stretch films ...

3 San Diego restaurants stop serving plastic straws - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Monday, May 22, 2017


The San Diego Union-Tribune

3 San Diego restaurants stop serving plastic straws
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The eateries will also eschew the use of polystyrene cups and plates, plastic take-out and beverage cups. To-go food will be served in compostable and recyclable containers only. “In San Diego, people are quite passionate about the beaches, the ...

Plastic is not fantastic: time to curb its use - Irish Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Irish Times

Plastic is not fantastic: time to curb its use
Irish Times
Suggestions include compostable plastic packaging for organic waste from fast food outlets and canteens so that organic contents can return nutrients to the soil, and reusable dispensers for household and personal cleaning products. The foundation also ...

PepsiCo's the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation - Environmental Leader

Friday, May 19, 2017


PepsiCo's the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation
Environmental Leader
This is another in a series of announcements from the beverage giant on how it plans to reach its sustainable packaging goals, including an agreement with biotechnology leader Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable film resins for thin film packaging.

South University Added To Food Waste Collection Pilot Program - KLCC FM Public Radio

Thursday, May 18, 2017


KLCC FM Public Radio

South University Added To Food Waste Collection Pilot Program
KLCC FM Public Radio
“To make quality compost at the end of the food waste recycling process it needs to be free of things like plastic, metal and other nonfood or non-plant materials. This is a little different than other cities. We're not collecting any paper or ...

10 Things You're Not Doing (But Should) To Help The Ocean ... - HuffPost

Friday, May 12, 2017


HuffPost

10 Things You're Not Doing (But Should) To Help The Ocean ...
HuffPost
Plastics are flooding into the oceans. But you can help.

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Got plants? Bio-based shoes, lingerie, auto parts and more - GreenBiz

Thursday, May 11, 2017


GreenBiz

Got plants? Bio-based shoes, lingerie, auto parts and more
GreenBiz
Now, businesses can buy durable plastic-like industrial materials without petroleum-based polymers. And consumers can — and do — buy grocery bags, cups, forks and spoons that act like plastic but are biodegradable and compostable. They can even buy ...

Shrewsbury has second thoughts about limiting plastic bags - The Boston Globe

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


The Boston Globe

Shrewsbury has second thoughts about limiting plastic bags
The Boston Globe
This past week, Grafton became the 50th municipality in Massachusetts to curb the use of lightweight plastic shopping bags. On Monday, neighboring Shrewsbury may be one of the first to repeal such restrictions. A year ago, Shrewsbury Town Meeting ...

Maryland approves biodegradable labeling law and composting study - RESOURCE RECYCLING

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


RESOURCE RECYCLING

Maryland approves biodegradable labeling law and composting study
RESOURCE RECYCLING
Maryland will regulate compostability claims on plastic products and study ways to boost composting throughout the state. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on May 4 ...

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Trash Tutorial: 'Compostable' is not the same as 'recyclable' - The Providence Journal

Monday, May 8, 2017


Trash Tutorial: 'Compostable' is not the same as 'recyclable'
The Providence Journal
Compostable containers are not all created equal, nor are they recyclable. The paper-like one at right can be added to your home compost pile. The plastic-like cup, however, must be composted in a special facility that is only available to large-scale ...

Travel-Ready Coffee - Volume One

Friday, May 5, 2017


Volume One

Travel-Ready Coffee
Volume One
“It would be an amazing idea to provide fresh coffee shop-style coffee in small and convenient compostable packaging that benefited the environment,” Christopher said. Getting rid of plastic packaging was a must for Hikers Brew as they wanted to ...

This Zero-Waste Pop-Up In Brooklyn Will Help You Live A Sustainable Lifestyle - Konbini US

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Konbini US

This Zero-Waste Pop-Up In Brooklyn Will Help You Live A Sustainable Lifestyle
Konbini US
While we all agree that we produce too much waste (about 4.5 pounds per day per person in the United States), few of us have truly adopted a waste-free lifestyle on a daily basis. A lot of times, it's simply because we don't have enough information and ...

Packaging and food waste: Insights and advice - Packaging Digest

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Packaging Digest

Packaging and food waste: Insights and advice
Packaging Digest
Packaging techniques such as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and packaging innovations such as active and intelligent packaging are being used to combat food waste,” says Carol Zweep, manager of packaging, food & label compliance, NSF ...

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Little being done to tackle issue of plastic packaging in ... - Stuff.co.nz - Stuff.co.nz

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Stuff.co.nz

Little being done to tackle issue of plastic packaging in ... - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
Foodstuffs sustainability manager Mike Sammons would not say why his New World stores did not charge for plastic bags while Pak 'n Save stores did. Despite ...

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Carrot not stick: Municipalities move beyond packaging bans to ensure compliance - Packaging Digest

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Packaging Digest

Carrot not stick: Municipalities move beyond packaging bans to ensure compliance
Packaging Digest
Though straight-forward bans are still being implemented in many areas, cities like Washington, D.C., Seattle and Minneapolis have gone a step further and passed ordinances that deem recyclable and compostable packaging compliant and non-recyclable ...

Compost Manufacturing Alliance Launches Nationwide Testing Program - waste360

Thursday, April 27, 2017


waste360

Compost Manufacturing Alliance Launches Nationwide Testing Program
waste360
“There is an impressive body of work and ongoing activity by committed people in the consumer products industry to increase composting capacity and the use of compostable packaging, yet most compost manufacturers don't have the time or resources to ...

Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market in United States Entry ... - MilTech

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market in United States Entry ...
MilTech
Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market analysis report speaks about the manufacturing process. Compostable Foodservice Packaging market report ...

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This toolkit is designed to help you determine if a compostable plastics program is appropriate for your organization and to guide you in properly managing your compostable plastics.

*Resources outlined in this toolkit are examples from a variety of sources to help facilitate a better understanding of compostable products and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF).

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