business & environment series: Organics recycling: a growing movement
about the program
With nearly a third of the material Minnesotans send to landfills consisting of organic material (food waste and non-recyclable paper), savvy businesses across the state are thinking critically about managing their organics.
In this session we discussed demystifying the growing movement of organics recycling for compost. We explored food waste reduction strategies, emerging policy issues that could affect your business, and heard local case studies of proven organics collection and management methods.
As the organics journey doesn’t stop at your collection site, we dove into the downstream journey of organics highlighting perspectives from waste haulers, organics processing facilities, and exploring compost end market supply and demand.
Our cross-sector community of sustainability professionals came together for informal networking, small group discussion, and peer-to-peer learning to help you imagine implementing organics recycling at your organization.
- Tim Farnan, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Sonia James, Boston Scientific
- Patrick Mathwig, Great Plains Institute
- Mike Whitt, Whitt Environmental Services
- Anne Ludvik, The Mulch Store
- Max Milinkovich, Full Circle Organics
- Joe Aho, Aspen Waste Systems
- Doug Link, Republic Services
- Jim Wollschlager, Randy's Environmental Services
- Tim Farnan - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PDF)»
- Sonia James - Boston Scientific (PDF)»
- Patrick Mathwig - Great Plains Institute (PDF)»
- Anne Ludvik - The Mulch Store (PDF)»
- Max Milinkovich - Full Circle Organics (PDF)»
- Doug Link - Republic Services (PDF)»
- Jim Wollschlager - Randy's Environmental Services (PDF)»