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Becoming Master Composters at Seattle Tilth

Posted on April 8, 2012 by in Activities

In creating our high quality dried products and in attempts to make use of what food we have available, PUP accumulates a lot of waste (ala’ cores, peels, etc.).  So what do we do?  Well, an important part of PUP’s vision and something that is very important to us, is reduction of our carbon footprint.  One of the ways we can do this is by composting.  That is why PUP is working on and will be completing our certifications as “Master Composters” in May from Seattle Tilth.  By taking ownership of our waste through composting, we are reducing the amount of waste entering into Seattle’s waste stream. There are other reasons why composting is a great practice and here are a few more according to the EPA:

 

2 Responses so far.

  1. Rob says:

    I like what you guys are doing. This is great and I hope a lot of people benefit from what you are doing. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  2. Ariel says:

    (Eric Grunden) writes: > We are begnining a program in our middle school where we will be training our > students to separate lunch waste in order to compost the organic leftovers. > If anyone out there has tried this at their school or has any advice (about > implementation, not composting), please send it my way. We have instituted this program in two of our branch schools, both with great success. The two things that were key: (1) getting the kids to understand that NO MEAT of any form goes into the compost/pig food (we used the sludge for both). We shortly resorted to huge signs explaining why this wasn’t smart. (2) We had to make sure there was a person assigned to keep an eye on the bucket and haul it out regularly so that it didn’t overflow creates mess, and encourages folks to dump organics in the other garbage. STANDARD DISCLAIMER! Terri Watson Lander, Wyoming

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