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Composting 101

Organic matter—things like banana peels, coffee grounds, and newspaper—clog our waste system and when it reaches a landfill, breaks down into methane, a potent greenhouse gas. That’s why California is requiring more and more diversion of this organic matter from our waste stream. Two compost nerds — Layla Richardson of Zero Waste Humboldt and Daniel Hosapple of the Blue Lake Rancheria — join Gang Green to talk about how individuals can start composting in their backyard and how large producers of organic waste, like the Blue Lake Rancheria’s brewery and restaurants, can compost their food waste and returning it back to the soil.

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Composting 101


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