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Zero Waste Solutions - Diverting Organics from the Waste Stream - Shared screen with speaker view
Cindy Barrett
17:10
Thank you for doing this. Cindy Barrett, Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Trash and Recycling, Goshen.
Svetlana Tsalik
17:24
Svetlana Wasserman, Greenwich Sustainability Committee
John May
18:54
John May Chair of Green Party in Clinton, Member Conservation Committee & Economic Development Commission
Chris
25:16
Does home composting draw bears to the compost pile?
Jim S
26:15
Haven’t had that problem but we have bears come through regularly.
Irene Skrybailo
26:47
I get raccoons occasionally.. they "turn" my pile for me lol. Bear did not seem interested at all.
Chris
27:48
Thanks, very helpful.
marie cantino
28:02
I let the crows eat mine. .. a friend says the crows eat her compost then chase away the hawks that are trying to eat her chickens.
James Osborn
28:55
Same here. Had bears come through and not bother with my compost bin. Racoons, skunks, and opossums try, on the other hand, try all the time.
Gene DeJoannis
36:58
What will happen to the 2/3 of our trash that is not compostable?
Gene DeJoannis
40:22
Is there a modular composting machine on the market that could be used for on-site composting at apartment complexes?
Amy Harrell (she/her/hers)
40:52
@Gene We all need to work toward improving our zero waste practices: recycling everything we can, including bottles, plastics, plastics, etc, and crucially, reducing our consumption of disposal materials.
Shamu Sadeh
43:36
The challenge we are having in small rural towns who want to start small community composting is the DEEP permitting process is super complex and costly- not to scale for us
Charles Litty
45:40
Streamlining the DEEP permitting process is in scope for the CCSMM initiative
Shamu Sadeh
46:03
CCSMM?
kathryneidson
47:00
Separating at home, for me, a problem. Carrying it to where it is composted is. The biodegradable plastic bags leek too fast.
Lucy HINCKLEY
47:34
If we passed all the improvements to the commercial organics ban, how much would we be decreasing the waste volume?
martha
48:09
CT Comprehensive Sustainable Materials Management.
Samuel King - Blue Earth Compost
48:21
Sam King - Blue Earth Compost sam@blueearthcompost.com and (860) 266-7346
Charles Litty
48:24
A Deep initiative with towns - Connecticut Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management
Amy Harrell (she/her/hers)
48:33
CCSMM is the CT Coalition for Sustainable materials management, https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP-CCSMM
Kathy
48:36
Are any bills being worked (state or fed) that tax or somehow otherwise discourage selling items in plastic and other difficult to recycle packaging?
Charles Litty
49:03
Yes - CCSMM
Charles Litty
49:14
Not at a bill stage
Susan Eastwood
49:59
Over 80 towns are participating in CCSMM!
Cindy Barrett
50:43
Sam D. - Will this Zoom recording/webinar be available to listen to again and share with interested friends? cbingoshen57@gmail.com…thank you.
Amy Harrell (she/her/hers)
50:52
yes it will
Cindy Barrett
51:05
Thank you.
Samuel King - Blue Earth Compost
51:34
Lucy, about 50% of food "waste" is generated commercially. It's hard to say how much more it would be able to divert, but it would provide the framework to be able to make great gains in this regard.
Lucy HINCKLEY
52:12
Thanks, Sam. So this would make a big impact for sure.
Barbara
52:51
Does pet waste factor into any of these recycling
Diane Lauricella
54:27
Biogas injection: Booooo. Please use alternatie language that Sierra suggests!
k.e.kuhn
54:42
Who has sponsored SB 6409 piping biogas?
maryellendonnelly
55:16
Pet waste should not be put in home compost piles
Barbara
56:01
I realize that, but with bagging waste and cat box removals at shelters and homes, it makes me curious
Amy Harrell (she/her/hers)
56:07
so far no legislators have cosponsored SB 6409
Patricia Taylor (she/her/hers) - EHHI
56:15
Kathy, at the federal level, the Break Free From Plastics Pollution Act (legistative) and the Presidential Plastics Action Plan (executive) are being worked to forward plastics waste reduction and producer responsibility.
k.e.kuhn
57:47
Sam King, is the “feedstock” concern more relevant for anaerobic digesters, with more flexibility possible for industrial (aerobic) composting?
geoffreykaufman
57:57
I’m tuning in from RI and need to find out where things stand regarding all of this here.
Shamu Sadeh
58:43
Dedicated small pile with lots of carbon/wood chips/swawdust, leaves
marie cantino
58:51
What about diapers? Obviously a huge source of organic waste. I know in Toronto they collect compost and allow diapers. Supposedly they separate the plastic parts.
iPhone
59:59
I’ll need a recorded version this to martha_s_kelly@yahoo.com
Alice Kosowsky (she/her/hers) New Haven, CT
01:00:26
rats are a universal issue
Shamu Sadeh
01:00:42
These bins are great and animals cannot get in
Shamu Sadeh
01:00:44
https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/256/New-Age-Composter-Brochure?bidId=
John May
01:00:47
There is a doggie septic available
Barbara
01:01:53
Thank you for the suggestions on the dog septic!
Alice Kosowsky (she/her/hers) New Haven, CT
01:02:44
Same, Do you collaborate with any municipalities who provide tax incentives to residents who use you?
Lynn Johnson
01:03:26
When MIRA closes, are here any concrete proposals to replace it?
Alice Kosowsky (she/her/hers) New Haven, CT
01:05:04
I am interested in community carrots in addition to reducing taxes, which people feel is more global & doesn't directly give them benefits
Jim S
01:06:02
Unit Based Pricing results in trash being tossed in the woods or on roadsides.
Patricia Taylor (she/her/hers) - EHHI
01:06:03
There is one bill discussing EPR this session in Connecticut - https://cga.ct.gov/2021/TOB/H/PDF/2021HB-06386-R00-HB.PDF
Jean Darlington
01:08:40
Does anyone know if the New Age composter (posted above in the chat) keeps bears out? We have a lot of bears in NW Connecticut, and bears can get into (or destroy) most composting bins.
k.e.kuhn
01:10:54
many thanks!
Aaron Goode
01:10:57
thanks all
Cynthia Kaplan
01:11:05
Thank you, everyone.
Mike Long
01:11:20
Thanks - very helpful!
Aaron Goode
01:11:31
pls send out info about testifying on 930 asap
Sam D she/her Sierra Club
01:11:42
https://act.sierraclub.org/actions/Connecticut?actionId=AR0304488
Samuel King - Blue Earth Compost
01:11:44
Jim S. This is an argument often made, but this has never been seen to be true in the municipalities that have implemented it.
Diane Lauricella
01:11:49
Thank you Sierra Club! Speakers!
Susan Eastwood
01:12:18
Thank you all for coming!
Susan Miller
01:12:27
Thank you all!