Where does all of that cafeteria lunch trash go? That was the question the Radioactive Hamburgers, a team of fifth grade students at Hillside Elementary School, asked when they began work on their FIRST Lego League (FLL) project last fall
Organic matter makes up one-quarter of our waste; it is currently being landfilled or incinerated. Here’s a new alternative for this waste: anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion is a technology that produces biogas from organic matter, which can then be used
With another semester behind us, it’s time to update our composting totals. For those of you not familiar with Olin’s composting program, we compost all fruit and vegetable waste during food preparation in Olin’s dining hall. The program is in
In 2009 Olin College decided to initiate a composting program to see if it could reduce its waste stream. This fall, Olin has already composted more than all of last year and is on pace to compost over 9,000 lbs by the end of the academic year.