Wellesley High School students initiated a food waste diversion program that kicked off last week.
Diverting food waste from landfills, a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and sending it to be composted instead, is one of the steps in the Town of Wellesley's Climate Action Plan.
The program needs volunteers like you to simply help monitor the disposal of students leftover food during lunch.
Please sign up help here to help out!
Many hands make light work!
We love those compostable, "environmentally friendly" containers, cups, utensils, etc. They make us feel better and are a better alternative to plastic. However, if they are not industrially composted, they wont do all the magic they want them to.
The Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is turning that around. They are piloting a compostable products area at the RDF. Similar to the totters to collect food waste, the RDF will have a container near the yard waste where you can discard your compostable products. They will then mix the compostables in with the yard waste which will allow the products to break down. Nice!
This is a great opportunity to take compostable products out of the waste stream and put them into an environment where they can become actual compost. The RDF will pilot this effort and evaluate its effectiveness for future operations.