Comments on: Question of the Week: What do you do with food waste? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Stephen Last http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14496 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:50:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14496 In the undeveloped world a common answer to this question would be that they would build a home biogas digester to digest and produce biogas from all the various wastes from each household, but most particularly including all food waste. At our blog we believe that the mass take-up of small scale anaerobic digestion of this sort has been hijacked by Big Business. The commercialization of the scale of such plants in the west has prevented very simplified small scale biogas production being built in a much smaller way.

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By: Shine http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14495 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:45:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14495 Throw all your food waste in your backyard and you will have organically rich soil.

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By: Robin Sweere http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14494 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:38:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14494 Meat can be composted but it is more complex. Meats in the compost bin attract no more pests that meats in a trash bin! Most companies who collect from retailers have specially designed containers to manage these materials and prevent pests- we do!

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By: Cory Cook http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14493 Thu, 19 May 2011 20:02:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14493 That is actually a very good idea if you have the space to make a place for the compost pile. I eat tons of food especially eggs, and I believe egg shells can be very good for the yard. It seems more green friendly too than using commercial fertilizer for you yard. My only concern would be it attracting bugs and animals to the compost pile.

Good post,

Cory Cook

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By: Will Johnson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14492 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:57:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14492 We’ve always used a compost heap in our garden but lately I’ve been wondering if I could use my waste food better. I was thinking of getting some micro pigs (small house / garden so these would be perfect.

Does anyone know if owning pigs would be more environment friendly than composting alone?

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By: Keith McCain http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14491 Mon, 05 Apr 2010 05:19:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14491 I live in Ontario in a smaller town near Toronto and we must use a small composter. It’s the law! I usually juice a lot of fruits and veggies and sometimes feel guilty for throwing away the pulp but knowing its being composted makes me feel much better.

The composters we use are small and the food leftovers are picked up separate from your typical trash day on a weekly basis. The town has also applied strict laws to pesticide use, and we are moving more into a greener, friendlier future.

Best wishes,

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By: Bart http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14490 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 18:31:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14490 Just lik JC, we are making comost of it!

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By: JC http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14489 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:19:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14489 Compost is the best solution for food waste.

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By: steph http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14488 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 22:17:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14488 there are compost bins for your countertops with filters. no smell

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By: LISA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-food-waste/#comment-14487 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:50:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=979#comment-14487 i have neighbors who just throw there leftover fruit and veggies into the back yard anywhere it lands LOL is there a name for such people as these…. I understand the meaning of a compost, but is there a meaning of what these people do besides LAZY?

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