CINCINNATI — The Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, which includes Kroger Co. and Procter & Gamble, has released a Workplace Composting Toolkit to support the recent development of composting services in the Greater Cincinnati area.
The Toolkit is intended to serve as a guideline for larger employers, including retailers, focused on cost effectively managing waste associated with dining operations, cafeterias and break rooms. It outlines all necessary prep-work, regional resources, suppliers and steps to develop a company’s composting program.
Members of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council are embracing composting as part of their overall waste reduction efforts and some members are using composting to support zero-waste-to-landfill programs.
A Workplace Composting Program collects and diverts food scraps, paper products and other organic material from landfills to Class II licensed composting operators. The organic material, which can be a large portion of waste generated by some businesses, is composted, producing a commodity with value for use in landscaping, gardens and farm operations.
"This Council provides us a great opportunity to work with companies who share our commitment to environmental sustainability," said Len Sauers, vice president – global sustainability at P&G, in a statement. "As we did with composting, we look forward to jointly leveraging our scale to accelerate positive environmental sustainability changes in our community."