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Stop Privileging Large Industrial Sites Over Local Composters

On this episode of Building Local Power, ILSR’s Jess Del Fiacco and Brenda Platt are joined by Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Lor Holmes of the CERO Cooperative. Their discussion focuses on the need to support local and distributed infrastructure for food scrap recycling and composting.

Highlights include:

  • The many ways in which on-farm and local composting enterprises nourish healthy soils and community.
  • How state-level legislation and implementation policies around food scrap recycling have affected their businesses.
  • How large-scale businesses are being privileged at the expense of local operations — and how this can harm the environment and the economy.

Read the transcript and related resources at Institute for Local Self-Reliance


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