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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Composting is a way to reduce demand on landfills and create great soil for plants in your own back yard.

Want to learn more about composting? check out BPI ...

" ... a not-for-profit association ... from government, industry and academia ... Through our innovative "Compostable Label" we educate manufacturers, legislators and consumers about the importance of "Scientific standards for biodegradation" for biodegradable materials. ... promote the use and recovery of compostable materials through municipal and backyard composting."

" ... the amount of waste that has been diverted from landfill disposal through composting has quadrupled since 1990, from 2% of total MSW to 8.4% today ... 62% of all yard trimmings are composted in more than 3,500 municipal yard trimming composting programs in the US and 23 states ban at least some organics disposal in landfills, mostly leaves, grass and other yard debris. "

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) LINK
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