The article, Optimizing Green
, in this month’s MSW Management magazine gave a comprehensive look into the past, current and future composting landscape. The brevity of this article was quite impressive. Among its highlights was a segment on the transition from early pilot stages of composting in King County, WA to their present operations. The article also spoke to BioBag’s partnership with the city from the beginning of their pilot program in 2003. As you know, BioBags assist in the collection and diversion of organic waste. It is proven that providing tools like BioBags help with residential and business participation along with the increase collection of feedstock (green waste) for composters. It really is a win/win scenario for organic waste diversion programs as King County notes.
Along with underlining the successes and struggles of communities who are trying to gain support for composting, the article speaks to industry experts about the challenges, benefits and future of composting.
Most notability, BioBag’s very own VP of Sales, Mark Williams, was quoted.
“Despite the economy, we’re seeing continued growth in our business,” notes Mark Williams, vice president of sales for BioBag. “Each year, more municipalities are going after the organic sector of their waste, recognizing organics as a resource instead of garbage. Just like we recycle cans, bottles, and paper, we’re recycling food and lawn waste, and there are infrastructures developing that are recognizing it as a resource instead of garbage.”
“It’s a huge chunk of the wastestream that hasn’t really been addressed by a lot of cities. After they develop their recycling programs, it’s the biggest chunk left for them to go after,” he says.
The article is really a fascinating and informative outlook of the industry. I learned a great deal the first time I read through it and will need to reread it to further digest everything. So, read it with me here and let me know what you think by commenting on it through our BioBabble Blog, posting on the BioBag Facebook page or tweeting us at @BioBag.