International Year of Soils

02/11/2015 1:15 PM

International Year of Soils: What is it?

Across the globe, nations are taking note of a potential soil crisis on the horizon. Leaders are coming together in the International Year of Soils to raise awareness internationally and here in the U.S. Americans are part of the worldwide need to focus on soil degradation and contamination issues within our own borders.



The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) is participating in the International Year of Soils through the Global Soils Partnership joining with partners such as the Soil Science Society of America to educate and promote about compost and healthy soil. Our events focus on both diversion of organics and manufacture and marketing of compost, a cycle that ends with healthy soils!


Click here for FAO International Year of Soils Infographic


Events include:

January 2015: Pre-Conference Workshop, COMPOST2015 Annual Conference

Tools for Residential Food Scrap Programs

March 2015: Food Scrap Recycling Pioneers Panel

May 3-9 2015: Be Loyal to Your Soil—Compost! International Compost Awareness Week

May 2015: Food Scrap Prevention

July 2015: Food Scrap Collection 101: Getting Started, Pilot Program, BMPs

September 2015: Conversations with Your Compost Manufacturer

November 2015: Role of Compostable Plastics: Look for the Label!

December 2015: Education and Outreach: Increasing Participation, Getting Results

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 Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

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