Food waste disposal method raises questions about compost on farmers’ fields
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - We told you how Vermont’s largest waste hauler, Casella Waste, is using newer technology to remove food from containers that haven’t been opened. The food is then composted and the container is recycled.
It has raised concerns about microplastics in soils.
On top of that, we told you how CSWD won’t take compostable utensils and dishes anymore starting next year. That’s because many contain PFAS, don’t break down easily, add zero nutrients to compost and have led to confusion among consumers who are mixing up compostable dishware with noncompostable dishware.
Kevin McCallum is also looking into this for our media partner Seven Days. He spoke with our Darren Perron about what he’s found. Watch the video for the full interview.
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