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Institutional Waste Reduction

Posted Sept. 06, 2012, at 10:29 a.m.
Photo by Amber Karnes
Photo by Amber Karnes

Compost expert Mark King will lead a talk on institutional composting at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, September 11 at 12:00 noon.

Waste reduction is important in securing a sustainable future, and composting is a practical method of not only reducing solid waste but also returning nutrients to the earth. King’s presentation will outline institutional composting efforts currently in place in Maine. The talk will detail composting food waste from cafeterias and produce suppliers, and will cite specific examples located in Maine.

King is an Environmental Specialist through the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainability Unit and has worked with compost education and outreach for the past twenty years. He holds a BA in Biology from the University of Maine and an MS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale.

This presentation is part of the Summer Talk Series, cosponsored by Camden National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real Estate.

Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children, with a nominal $5 fee for non-members.

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