Organics recycling is a “home run for the environment” and a national conference scheduled for Niagara Falls will outline why, says Susan Antler, executive director of the Compost Council of Canada.
“It’s not just a waste-management story. It’s like peeling an onion. (There are layers of benefits) in terms of focusing on organics,” said Antler, whose council is hosting the 26th annual national organics recycling conference at Fallsview Casino Resort from Sunday to Thursday.
“You divert materials from landfill, you clean up a lot of the issues pertaining to landfill, you reduce methane, but the soil health, that is the big issue longer term. People need to be aware of the health of their soil. It’s the organics matter that’s the only thing that’s living in the soil.”
Organics are the largest component of the waste stream, and the No. 1 material being recycled in Canada, according to the council. read more >>