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Evaluation of the Performance of Rigid Plastic Packaging Containers, Bags, and Food Service Packaging in Full-Scale Commercial Composting

Chico, CA/CSU Chico Research FoundationChico, CA


A CalRecycle (State of California) research report provides testing parameters as well as testing results for compostable rigid plastic packaging containers.

About the Author
The CSU, Chico Research Foundation was incorporated in 1997 following a reorganization of the responsibilities of the University Foundation. The University Foundation was incorporated in 1940 as an auxiliary organization authorized by the Education Code of the State of California and currently is responsible for fundraising and philanthropic endeavors on behalf of the University. The Research Foundation has assumed responsibility for grants and contracts administration for the campus along with entrepreneurial activities. It is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors consisting of campus administration, faculty, a student, and members of the community. The Foundation Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for the administration of Foundation activities and to the University administration for adherence to campus policy. As a private non-profit corporation, the Foundation is self-financed and receives no state appropriations. Foundation employees are not state employees. The Foundation's financial and personnel structures, while designed to serve the campus, are distinct from those of the University, and operational practices may vary from those of the campus. The Foundation must conform with non-profit corporation laws as well as the regulations and directives issued by the Trustees of the California State University.

Categories: Analysis & Field Research
Format: PDF
Last Updated: 3/26/2007

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