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What is Industrial Composting?

Industrial composting - also known as commercial composting - is a large-scale composting facility built to handle large volumes of compostable materials and food waste and process it into compost. Usually industrial composting facilities handle food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, and other commercial facilities that may handle food. They may also accept yard waste from nurseries and landscaping companies. In many cities they have started green waste collection bins for individual citizens and it works just the same as curbside garbage pickup. The waste is collected in the same way that trash is, in trucks that can deliver the material to the facility. These facilities need large amounts of space to be able to manage the amount of compostable...

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Starting the Zero-Waste Journey

Canvas bags? Check. Mason Jars? Check. Bamboo toothbrush? Check. The list could go on and on. But just because we own all of these items, it doesn’t mean we are living a zero waste lifestyle. Unfortunately, with the increased interest in the zero-waste lifestyle came business opportunities for big companies that could take advantage of the situation: making canvas bags with their logos on it, creating super cute glass jars so all of your bulk-bought goodies can be matching and aesthetically pleasing, or by simply marketing something to make it look more “eco-friendly” when in reality it might not be. You might follow an account that shows their perfectly aesthetic spice rack, or their adorable little to-go containers and beautiful...

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Basics of Recycling

Over the years, recycling has become quite popular and many households now have a recycling bin of sorts in their homes. Wether it be plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, or glass jars, we have become accustomed to tossing it into the recycling. This is a good habit, however, there are some alarming truths that need to be brought to more peoples' attention. Recycling might not be as rosy and wonderful as we may have thought it was years ago.  Some materials, like metals and glass, can be melted down and made into to completely new products without losing its purity and quality. The downside to melting these materials is that I takes an immense amount of energy. Interestingly, recycled glass is...

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5 EASY and FREE things you can do today to live more sustainably

  We know how unattainable the low-waste lifestyle might seem to a lot of you. Maybe you think it would cost too much to invest in a new copper pan set or an item that will last much longer than its disposable counterpart. This is not at all how one starts their sustainable journey! The truth is, you can start making impactful changes to your life that really make a huge difference in the waste you produce and your impact on the planet. All of these changes listed below are super easy and attainable things you can do. Oh, and did we mention they are all free? Take a look at these 5 things we put together for you that...

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