Zero Waste

Introducing Compost Crew’s Farm Feast

Introducing Compost Crew’s Farm Feast

The use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides have denied microorganisms the opportunity to do work that comes naturally to them. Compost Crew simulates and supports Earth’s regenerative design through a simple practice, composting. We have now made the finished product available for purchase! Farm Feast, our very own brand of compost, can be used at home or for your…

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Fairfax Schools are On the Road to Composting

Fairfax Schools are On the Road to Composting

Marshall Road Elementary School has made sustainability a central theme. Marshall Roads’ Principal Matthew Chapman and staff believe one of their responsibilities is to guide children in being environmentally conscious. Located in Vienna, Virginia, the school has over 700 students who have proven receptive and enthusiastic about composting, not without some planning from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Monica Nuno…

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Blue Henry Slices their Waste in Half

Blue Henry Slices their Waste in Half

Detroit-born, Adrienne Walker, is the owner and operator of Blue Henry, a local Maryland company that makes cocktail ingredients. This growing business recently marked its five-year anniversary on its mission to offer simple, fun and sustainable products to its customers. Walking into their Capitol Heights location, you are hit with a pleasant aroma that radiates from fruit being prepped for…

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Compost Outposts: Fairfax

Compost Outposts: Fairfax

“We completed our 4th Compost Outpost in Fairfax County! This Outpost is an excellent illustration of how distributed composting can work for communities.  We will be collecting food scraps from the County’s food scrap drop-off program and municipal buildings and making compost right at the I-66 Transfer Station.” – Ben Parry, Compost Crew CEO On April 5th, Fairfax County held…

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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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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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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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