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Scholarship Given to North Carolina Student Thanks to a Donation from the NCCC

09/26/2017 3:22 PM
Meet the winner of the North Carolina Composting Council/CCREF Young Investigator scholarship,

CCREF Welcomes a New Project Manager to its Staff

07/20/2017 1:43 PM
On June 5th, Wayne Howard joined the staff of CCREF, the first new staff member in over a year.

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

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Boston mayor deciding whether to ban plastic shopping bags - New Haven Register

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Boston mayor deciding whether to ban plastic shopping bags
New Haven Register
BOSTON (AP) — A proposal to ban plastic shopping bags in Boston awaits the mayor's decision. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh has until Monday to sign, veto or let pass into law without his signature an ordinance the City Council approved unanimously last ...

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Business Sense: Zero Waste success - Eureka Times Standard

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Business Sense: Zero Waste success
Eureka Times Standard
(1) Design changes in products and packaging to reduce natural resources used in manufacturing, increase durability, reduce toxicity, increase reusability, and improve recyclability; (2) new terms negotiated with suppliers to prevent waste, and savvy ...

Madison's curbside composting program limps along amid lack of ... - Madison.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Madison.com

Madison's curbside composting program limps along amid lack of ...
Madison.com
The goal was to take Madison's organics program citywide by 2016; today organics go to the landfill as the city searches for a processor.

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Bag ban, or no? Clock ticking for Walsh's signature - WCVB Boston

Friday, December 15, 2017


WCVB Boston

Bag ban, or no? Clock ticking for Walsh's signature
WCVB Boston
The majority of the group also supported banning single-use plastic bags completely instead of charging a fee for that kind of bag. Seventeen businesses also participated in the survey, according to City Council documents. Five of those said they were ...

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Blowing in the wind: Walsh runs down clock on single-use plastic ... - The Boston Globe

Friday, December 15, 2017


The Boston Globe

Blowing in the wind: Walsh runs down clock on single-use plastic ...
The Boston Globe
One of the City Council's most high-profile acts of the year still sits in the hands of Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

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Meet Edible Plastics, Biodegradable Plastics' Fun Cousins - Lady Freethinker

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Lady Freethinker

Meet Edible Plastics, Biodegradable Plastics' Fun Cousins
Lady Freethinker
The healthy ingredients of these edible plastics are seaweed and organic sweeteners and flavors. Their vivid colors come from fruits and vegetables. The cups and straws can be composted, eaten (zero calories!), or just thrown out after use. They ...

The truth about bioplastics - Phys.org - Phys.Org

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Phys.Org

The truth about bioplastics - Phys.org
Phys.Org
Bioplastics are often touted as being eco-friendly, but do they live up to the hype?

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The truth about bioplastics - Phys.org - Phys.Org

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Phys.Org

The truth about bioplastics - Phys.org
Phys.Org
Bioplastics are often touted as being eco-friendly, but do they live up to the hype?

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5 Winning Strategies In Sustainable Packaging - PSFK

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


PSFK

5 Winning Strategies In Sustainable Packaging
PSFK
Although some worry that consumers can easily get confused by what constitutes bio-based packaging and how to dispose of it, innovation and investment in the sector is burgeoning. There are challenges, admits Ilana Taub of Snact, whose fruit jerky ...

5 Winning Strategies In Sustainable Packaging - PSFK

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


PSFK

5 Winning Strategies In Sustainable Packaging
PSFK
There are challenges, admits Ilana Taub of Snact, whose fruit jerky startup using leftover or “ugly” fruit, is wrapped in Tipa compostable plastic packaging. “We've just launched banana bars made from surplus bananas,' she says. “We're quite delayed ...

Packaging material made from corn cushions and insulates - Supply Chain Management Review

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Supply Chain Management Review

Packaging material made from corn cushions and insulates
Supply Chain Management Review
And while one may think the packaging will just decompose there, it's not true, as landfills also don't reach the level of heat required to break it down. As an alternative, KTM offers Green Cell Foam. Colonnese explains that the starch foam material ...

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From Paradise Biryani to Foodpanda, CHUK brings food packaging solutions - YourStory.com

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


YourStory.com

From Paradise Biryani to Foodpanda, CHUK brings food packaging solutions
YourStory.com
The reason the team decided to use bagasse pulp is as it makes the products lightweight, flexible, microwaveable, and strong enough to prevent leakage. “CHUK products are 100 percent compostable and can decompose within months in backyard compostable ...

Parkside develops compostable wrapper for Nobó's new range of chocolate - Packaging Business Review

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Packaging Business Review

Parkside develops compostable wrapper for Nobó's new range of chocolate
Packaging Business Review
In addition, Parkside provides its compostable pack for ethical food brand Rhythm 108 – Ooh-la- la tea biscuits. In September this year, Parkside deployed Hamillroad Software's new screening technology to enhance the print quality. The company is using ...

Kansas City Chiefs 'go nuts' over compostable peanut bag ... - Packaging World

Monday, December 11, 2017


Packaging World

Kansas City Chiefs 'go nuts' over compostable peanut bag ...
Packaging World
First-of-its-kind compostable packaging for peanuts debuts at Arrowhead Stadium, scoring a victory for the Kansas City Chief's Extra Yard for the...

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Parkside Extends Support to Clean Living Market With Compostable Pack - Packaging Europe

Monday, December 11, 2017


Packaging Europe

Parkside Extends Support to Clean Living Market With Compostable Pack
Packaging Europe
Speciality packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has expanded its support to the clean eating, clean living market with the development of a compostable wrapper for nutritious food brand Nobó's new range of chocolate. Based in Ireland, health food ...

Will that be paper . . . or a 5-cent compostable plastic bag? - The Boston Globe

Friday, December 1, 2017


The Boston Globe

Will that be paper . . . or a 5-cent compostable plastic bag?
The Boston Globe
Single-use plastic bags could become a thing of the past in Boston, after the City Council approved a measure Wednesday to ban them at stores across the city. The ordinance would go into effect in a year, if Mayor Martin J. Walsh signs off. To gauge ...

Boston City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban - EcoWatch

Thursday, November 30, 2017


EcoWatch

Boston City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban
EcoWatch
You might want to bring a tote if you plan on shopping in Beantown next year. Boston City Council voted 12-0 on Wednesday to ban single-use plastic bags across the Massachusetts capital. The measure now heads to Mayor Marty Walsh, who is said to be ...
Boston is close to banning plastic bags at storesThe Boston Globe
Boston May Soon Have Plastic Bag BanNext City
Boston City Council unanimously approves plastic bag 'ban'WCVB Boston

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The problem with bioplastics - Treehugger

Monday, November 27, 2017


Treehugger

The problem with bioplastics
Treehugger
Shoppers cannot blindly trust labels like "natural," "bio-based," "plant-based," "biodegradable," or "compostable," since manufacturers can put pretty much anything they please on a product. However, the more conscientious ones will get a third-party ...

Council's compostable packaging trial saves tonnes of rubbish - Star Kiwi

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Star Kiwi

Council's compostable packaging trial saves tonnes of rubbish
Star Kiwi
ECO-FRIENDLY: More of the city's events are likely to have compostable food packaging after a trial earlier this year proved successful. Thirty Christchurch events are likely to use compostable food packaging after a successful trial saw more than 12 ...

Would you like landfill with that? Australia's coffee obsession comes ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


The Sydney Morning Herald

Would you like landfill with that? Australia's coffee obsession comes ...
The Sydney Morning Herald
Let's face it: Australians are big coffee drinkers. In less than a generation, we have moved from a nation of sedate tea drinkers to a nation of coffee obsessives. We now judge our cities on just how good the coffee is. Or how many baristas they have ...

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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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