Title

Compost

Location

Room A116

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

Abstract

There is so much organic waste thrown away which ends up in landfills, which could easily be put to use as compost instead. Organic materials are the largest component of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and 20-30% of that is made up by food scraps and yard waste. In America, there are around 30.5 million school cafeteria lunches daily, and schools waste an estimated $1.2 billion in food yearly. Schools throw away biodegradable food waste which could be used as compost. Compost keeps organic materials out of landfills, helping the environment. In Illinois, 35.3% of MSW is recycled while only 1.5% of MSW is composted. Our goal is to contact local farmers and sell high schools’ organic food waste that we collected from compost bins we have bought, after first getting our initial payment from selling bracelets. If we gain any excess money from the farmers, we will donate it to a local animal shelter called Rover Rescue to continue to help Life on Land.

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Compost

Room A116

There is so much organic waste thrown away which ends up in landfills, which could easily be put to use as compost instead. Organic materials are the largest component of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and 20-30% of that is made up by food scraps and yard waste. In America, there are around 30.5 million school cafeteria lunches daily, and schools waste an estimated $1.2 billion in food yearly. Schools throw away biodegradable food waste which could be used as compost. Compost keeps organic materials out of landfills, helping the environment. In Illinois, 35.3% of MSW is recycled while only 1.5% of MSW is composted. Our goal is to contact local farmers and sell high schools’ organic food waste that we collected from compost bins we have bought, after first getting our initial payment from selling bracelets. If we gain any excess money from the farmers, we will donate it to a local animal shelter called Rover Rescue to continue to help Life on Land.