• 21st Century Infrastructure Transforms California’s Central Valley

    Just months after unveiling its new $7.5 million compost operation in California’s Central Valley, Mid Valley Disposal (MVD) is ready to expand. The family-owned company just received a $1.9 million Organics Grant from CalRecycle to add eight more composting bunkers to its still-new 16-heap facility in Kerman (Fresno County). Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Aug 31, 2017)
  • SB 1383: What It Is, Where We Are

    SB 1383 mandates that organics disposal be reduced by 75 percent by 2025 in comparison with the 2014 baseline, and that we recover 20 percent of edible food destined for landfill disposal. Reaching these goals and getting organics out of landfills by preventing the generation of food waste, recovering edible food for human consumption, and composting or anaerobically digesting much of the rest would go far in helping reduce methane emissions. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Aug 21, 2017)
  • California Chefs Share ‘Seed to Stalk’ Recipes to Cut Food Waste

    When your business is food, every bite counts. So when California’s top chefs see potential profits literally tossed in the trash can—well—it bites. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jul 24, 2017)
  • How an Upside-Down Triangle Can Help Save Our Planet

    The food recovery hierarchy prioritizes actions governments, businesses, and other organizations can take to reduce food waste or divert non-edible material in the most beneficial way for the environment, society, and the economy. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jul 3, 2017)
  • Getting Organics out of California Landfills: Here’s the Plan

    The state’s ambitious 75 percent recycling goal, as well as its strategy to combat climate change, hinge upon reducing the amount of organic material sent to landfills. The good news is we know how to do that. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jun 26, 2017)
  • Life’s What You Bake It: How I Started Sieving My Dreams

    As many people do at the turn of the calendar, I started evaluating my life. Job? Check! Education? Check! House with a cool artificial drought-friendly lawn? Check! I was left with a big, “Now what?” hanging over me. The only logical answer was cake … and not just one cake, but 52—one every week for the entire year. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jun 12, 2017)