Methodology for the Avoidance of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Composting of Food Waste Using Insects
One Earth Fund, Inc.
13. Waste handling and disposal
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.