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Optimizing Green

MSW Management
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.

Optimizing Green

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BioBag Partnered with King County, WA and Bartell Drug Stores for a Food Waste Recycling Summer Promotion!

Did you know that the average family throws out 477 pounds of food each year?

This profligate behavior is one of the reasons BioBag was extremely excited to have partnered with King County, Washington and Bartell Drugs in a campaign to promote residential food waste recycling in the Seattle area.

The campaign was branded as “Recycle More. It’s Easy To Do!”

King County, BioBag, Bartells, Partnership

It was a great experience working with King County, Bartells, Fisher Communications, PRR and the talent (especially Tom Watson) producing all the creative. You can view our cooperative TV ads below.
 
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For more information about the Recycle More. It’s Easy To Do! campaign and food waste recycling in King County, check out their website: King County Recycle More.

To find a Bartells in your area click here.

No matter if you live in the Seattle area or not, we all can appreciate their drive to increase landfill diversion and compost food waste! BioBag takes pride in helping any business, individual or community reach their goals and we were honored to be a comrade in this partnership!