November 12, 2006

Composting Council of Canada – Stop one on ZERO WASTE journey

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:07 pm by skijumper

I want to consider further the idea of ZERO WASTE (see previous post) by considering some existing organizations in Canada who may have resources (systems, information, legislation, product) to draw upon.  My first stop will be the Composting Council of Canada’s website – did you know they have a blog?!

The Composting Council of Canada is a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance composting and compost usage. It serves as the central resource and network for the composting industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate.

Source: Composting Council of Canada

So what do I know about composting.  Not a great deal.  I do know that the worm farm in our back yard is a very simple place to ‘toss’ our kitchen scraps.  However, our little tiger worms would have to work very hard (or multiply very quickly) to get through all our kitchen scraps, leaves, grass cuttings, etc.  Plus, they really aren’t partial to large chunks but I am rather against liquifeying all my kitchen scraps – it looks like vomit and smells very similar.  So, in addition to our pet worms, we also need a composter. 

The people at Composting Canada have done us non-composters a great service by provided – you guessed it – a How to Compost Guide. A very useful tool for us visual learners.

To find out more about composting regulations across Canada go to Composting Regulations and Guidelines Across Canada.



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