CURC is partnering with the US EPA Region 4 to make the recently developed guide, Organics Recovery Program Development Tool for Colleges & Universities available to campus sustainability, dining and facilities professionals.
Colleges and Universities vary widely in terms of size, infrastructure and resources. Audits of
these institutions waste streams reveal a significant amount of organic waste generated by food
services and grounds maintenance activities. Unfortunately many schools are still in the process
of formulating effective organics recovery programs. EPA recognizes this critical need and
views this as a timely opportunity to develop an organics recovery toolkit for colleges and
universities. To aid in its development, MMS engaged the University of Louisville’s Center for
Environmental Policy and Management (CEPM), part of the Environmental Finance Center
The advisory document will provide any interested college or university technical guidance in
the policies, technical and economic feasibility, and implementation issues relevant to
developing a sustainable materials management protocol for organics.
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