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Composting: the ultimate form of recycling

Composting: the ultimate form of recycling

by Dan Israel, SVP of Growth Plastic recycling has been in the news recently, and it’s not positive coverage.  Although recycling bins are present in the majority of homes across the country, research from the groups Beyond Plastics and the Last Beach Cleanup estimate that Americans recycled just six percent of their plastics in 2021, which is a drop from…

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Compost Fellow Spotlight: Mina Bahadori

Compost Fellow Spotlight: Mina Bahadori

To recognize the talented Crew members involved with our Composting Fellowship program, we’re sitting down with past and present participants in the program. You can read the first installment of this series spotlighting Brian Campos here.  The Compost Crew Fellowship offers hands-on experience and training in composting operations provided by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator. Today we’re spotlighting Mina…

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Compostable Plastic Consumer Guide

Compostable Plastic Consumer Guide

Compostable plastics are a step in the right direction when it comes to reducing single-use plastics, but choosing the “right” compostable plastic when you’re at a restaurant or in the grocery store can be overwhelming. How to shop for compostable plastic Because products are being marketed as sustainable using several buzzwords, it can be difficult to understand exactly what you’re…

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What becoming a public benefit corporation means to us

What becoming a public benefit corporation means to us

To begin 2022, Compost Crew became a public benefit corporation, changing our legal status from a limited liability corporation.  This change codifies our commitment to protecting the planet and creating high-paying jobs for a diverse workforce while running a profitable business.    Our home state of Maryland actually was the first state to adopt legislation creating public benefit corporations.  A public…

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Compost Fellow Spotlight: Brian Campos

Compost Fellow Spotlight: Brian Campos

Last year our team launched Compost Crew’s Composting Fellowship program. The fellowship offers hands-on experience and training in composting operations provided by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator.  Our fellows gain exposure to compost industry learning materials and opportunities including hands-on sales experience, commercial compost facility tours, compost industry seminars, networking opportunities, and academic materials. In this series we’re sitting…

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Sustainable Chefs: Brian Hatfield

Sustainable Chefs: Brian Hatfield

Welcome back to our sustainable chef series, where we’re connecting with local chefs to spotlight their ingenuity and creativity as they work to reduce waste in the kitchen. In previous installments we featured Rob Rubba from Oyster Oyster and Liv and Zach from Toki Underground.  Due to the scale of food waste produced by restaurants, chefs have the power to…

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Sustainable Chefs: Olivier “Liv” Caillabet & Zack Sanders

Sustainable Chefs: Olivier “Liv” Caillabet & Zack Sanders

Welcome back to our sustainable chef series, where we’re connecting with local chefs to spotlight their ingenuity and creativity as they work to reduce waste in the kitchen. In our first installment, we featured Rob Rubba from Oyster Oyster.  Food waste is a big issue on both a local and international scale, and a push toward food waste reduction in…

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