Top 8 Composting Trends In 2021

1.Organics out of the landfill mandates
Similar to the late 1980s and early 1990s, the 2010s showed that landfill disposal bans or mandates are effective tools to drive organics to composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities.
2. Contamination — and dealing with it
Increased commercial and residential food waste recycling has also come along with increased contamination, especially from plastic film and packaging. This trend may increase as a result of mandatory disposal bans and the increase in collection programs. Facilities are equipped (or getting equipped) to manage that reality, for example, compost making machine, compost turner, composting machine, compost mixer.,etc.
3. Advances in compost market development, including government agency procurement.
More state and local government around the world compost procurement rules, and an overall emphasis on soil health are boosting compost markets. In additions, in some areas, development of multiple composting facilities in response to food waste bans and recycling pressures requires expansion of compost markets.
4. Compostable foodservice products
State and local packaging regulations and ordinances include compostable products — along with recyclable and reusable — as alternatives to banned single-use plastics.
5. Reducing wasted food
Recognition of the huge volumes of wasted food skyrocketed in the 2010s. Source reduction and food recovery programs are being adopted. Organics recyclers is trying to manage what can’t be consumed.
6. Growth in residential food scraps collection and drop-off
The number of programs continue to increase via municipal and subscription service collection, and access to drop-off sites.
7. Multiple scales of composting
Community composting took off in the 2010s, launched in part by demand for better soils for community gardens and urban farms. In general, the barriers to entry are lower for smaller scale facilities.
8. State composting regulation revisions
In the 2010s, and anticipated into the 2020s, more states are revising their composting rules to lighten and/or exempt smaller facilities from permitting requirements.

Post time: Apr-23-2021