Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 23 OF 29
|Main Title||Recovering organic wastes--giving back to mother nature.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response,|
|Subjects||Organic wastes--Recycling--United States ; Compost ; Vermicomposting|
|Additional Subjects||Composting ; Waste treatment ; Organic wastes ; Recycling ; Worms ; Yard trimmings ; Food scraps ; Reuse ; Compost innovations ; Waste management ; Municipal solid waste ; Organic materials|
|Collation||12 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
Every day, Americans fill their trash bins with grass clippings, coffee grounds, and many other types of organic wastes. Organic materials-e.g., paper, wood, yard trimmings, food scraps-constitute 67 percent of the weight of America's municipal solid waste (MSW) stream, or more than 140 million tons in 1996. A significant portion of these materials, including newspaper, office paper, and corrugated cardboard, are recovered through reuse or recycling. Yard trimmings and food scraps, however, which account for 25 percent of MSW, or 50 million tons per year, are often not recovered. As a WasteWise partner, you can take the lead in giving your organic wastes back to the Earth. Contents of report: Yard Trimmings; Food Scraps; Compost Innovations.
Cover title. "September 1999." Shipping list no.: 2000-0127-M. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/530-N-99-007."