Composting

Philadelphia Prisons EPA Award
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia prisons has received an award for a reason you might not expect. They were recognized for reducing food waste by using it as compost. The prisons diverted 44 tons of food waste from landfills in 2017. That's why the Environmental Protection Agency's...
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In this Friday, April 19, 2019, photo Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, displays a sample of the compost material left from the decomposition of a cow, using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw, as she poses in a cemetery in Seat
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
April 22, 2019 - 4:01 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting,"...
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compost bin
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September 17, 2018 - 11:54 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — People who research refuse estimate that between a quarter and half of all our trash comes from organic waste — grass clippings, leaves, leftovers from dinner, good food gone bad in the fridge, piles of produce trimmings left from prepping a meal. Instead...
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Eagles Fans Tailgating
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September 06, 2018 - 11:45 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Welcome to football season! Home games mean parking lots at the Linc and local colleges will be swarming with moveable feasts from the make-shift to the magnificent from now until the playoffs end. Eating food out of a vehicle is central to the...
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