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Campus+Composting+Powerpoint - COMPOSTING Eat the world,...

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COMPOSTING Eat the world, save the Earth.
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Contents of Presentation Definition Statistics Compostable Items Why Compost? Composting on Campus: Past, Present, and Future The Dining Hall Composting Cycle Compost Education
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Definition of Compost Composting is nature's way of recycling its nutrients back into the environment. e It is an efficient and eco-friendly way to turn food that cannot be donated (like spoiled fruits and vegetables, stale bread, and other leftover scraps) into a fertilizer and conditioner for the soil through basic decomposition and decay. Source: US EPA http://www.epa.gov/compost
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Compost Statistics 56.9% of yard trimmings composted or grasscycled in 2000 2.6% of food waste composted in 2000 Compost prices e $26/ton for landscape mulch e $100/ton retail-grade compost Source: US EPA http://www.epa.gov/compost
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Compostable Items Animal manure Cardboard rolls Clean paper Coffee grounds/filters Dryer and Vacuum lint Eggshells Fireplace ashes Fruit and vegetable scraps Source: http://www.epa.gov/compost Leaves Nut shells Sawdust Shredded newspaper Tea bags Wood chips Hair and Fur Hay and straw Houseplants Grass/yard clippings
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Non-Compostable Items Black Walnut Tree Trimmings Coal/Charcoal ash Dairy products
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