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Methodology for the Avoidance of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Composting of Food Waste Using Insects

Sectoral Scope
13. Waste handling and disposal

Status
Under Development

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The methodology applies to food waste that is diverted to a landfill. The proposed methodology demonstrates the accounting procedure for the reduction in methane emissions from landfills by diverting food waste to a composting facility that uses compositing by an insect-based process to produce a usable compost for other applications such as fertilizer for local gardens and landscaping. Composting using an insect-based process is more efficient than traditional composting processes using windrows. The insect-based process takes less time to convert food waste to compost, using less area for the process, and can be operated indoors on a year-round basis.

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