Earth911 Podcast: Learning From California’s Composting Law With World Centric’s Erin Levine

Earth911 Podcast: Learning From California’s Composting Law With World Centric’s Erin Levine

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Erin Levine, useful resource restoration supervisor at World Centric, a Rohnert Park, Calif.-based producer of 100% compostable tableware and meals packaging, joins Mitch Ratcliffe to debate California’s necessary composting regulation, SB 1383. After passage in 2016, the brand new regulation, often called the Short-lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, went into impact on January 1, 2022, after five years of preparation. SB 1383 requires all companies, condo, and condominium buildings, in addition to particular person owners in California, to compost meals waste. The regulation additionally goals to cut back by 20% the present surplus of edible meals despatched to landfills. It is a game-changing transfer and raises many questions on the compostability of on a regular basis merchandise bought within the state.

Erin Levine, Resource Recovery Manager at World Centric
Erin Levine, Resource Recovery Manager at World Centric, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

In this episode, we dig into composting: What will be composted? How can composting assortment will be improved? What are the completely different approaches to home and industrial composting we have to perceive with a view to ship compostables to the suitable place for processing? We additionally look into which composting labels to search for, together with the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) label.

We’ve had WorldCentric on the present several times due to the corporate’s socially-driven mission and give attention to decreasing the usage of unrecyclable supplies. They contribute a minimal of 25% of their earnings to grassroots neighborhood organizations and environmental initiatives every year and pioneered the Certified B Corporation motion in enterprise. You can be taught extra about World Centric at