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Cool Solutions: Stories of climate action from the bottom up

Nov 11, 2021

In Vermont it's now illegal to throw your apple core in the trash. Vermont's Universal Recycling Law aka "the landfill ban" went into effect last year. It cuts landfill methane by diverting food to feed the hungry and the soil, as well as banning other recyclables. 

How did they do that? How is it going?  What does it matter where that apple decomposes?  A soil scientist, 2 farmer-composters, the head of Vermont's Food Cycle Coalition  and the guy in charge at the state will tell you. 

Tom Gilbert-organic farmer, Black Dirt Farm

Josh Kelly-Chief of Materials Management for Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation

Chuck Wooster, organic farmer, Sunrise Farm

Sintana Vergara- Assistant Professor Environmental Engineering, Humboldt State University

Natasha Duarte- Food Cycle Coalition, Composting Association of Vermont