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Two new leaders join The Crew!

Two new leaders join The Crew!

Welcome to Getting to Know the Crew, where we introduce our full-time, part-time, long-time and newest members of our team! As our team expanded quite a bit over the last couple of years, we decided to bring on some key hires to join our leadership team. Let us introduce a couple seasoned professionals who have recently joined Compost Crew. First,…

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Cleaner Loads: Clothing, Textiles & Dryer Lint

Cleaner Loads: Clothing, Textiles & Dryer Lint

Trends come and go and kids outgrow their clothes at the blink of an eye. This surplus of unwanted articles of clothing can make it difficult to know how to dispose of these items properly, especially when affordable clothing tends to be made of synthetic materials. What’s the difference between synthetic fibers and natural fibers? Natural fibers are derived from…

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Compost Outposts: Butler’s Orchard

Compost Outposts: Butler’s Orchard

Butler’s Orchard is what family is all about. Owned and operated by the Butler family for three generations, with a passion for horticulture, the farm has expanded through the years. Butler’s Orchard is planted on over 300 acres of land in Germantown, MD.  The orchard grows more than 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees and offers many family…

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Sustainable Chefs: Tony Hull

Sustainable Chefs: Tony Hull

While some of us find it daunting to put together a meal for a small group, Chef Tony Hull doesn’t flinch at having hundreds of guests for a single meal. As the Executive Chef of the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, his events can include upwards of 1,000 people for lunch or dinner.  By his estimates, the hotel’s kitchen staff…

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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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