The Kingsway Regional School District held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the High School Cafeteria to signal the launch of a new composting program. District administrators believe the interaction with composting, students can begin to play an active role at the school.
Online PR News – 18-November-2013 – Tarrytown, NY – The Kingsway Regional School District held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Kingsway Regional High School Cafeteria to signal the launch of a new composting program. District administrators believe the addition of and interaction with composting, students can begin to play an active role in improving their community’s livelihood and environment.
“Students will be exposed to a multitude of rich and interactive educational experiences that will allow for the development of practical and valuable sustainable practices. Through the formation of these habits, students will begin to establish an appreciation for the ecosystem and precious resources that surround and support their healthy living,” said Patricia Calandro, Kingsway’s Chief Academic Officer.
We are extremely happy that another school has the opportunity to contribute diverting food waste from landfill using the Rocket composter. The educational component of the Rocket is essential for children. Kingsway High School's food waste composting initiative will have a dramatic ripple effect with other schools, communities and towns which will start composting soon. Now, more than ever, food waste should be seen as the last piece of the recycling puzzle. Landfill is a short-term solution that contaminates; it comes at a price both to organizations’ bottom line and to the environment and communities," said Gerardo Soto, Managing Director, NATH Sustainable Solutions.
The Rocker composter provides an on-site tool for learning about the community, environment, and local systems of food production and waste disposal. Additionally, the composter will allow students new and innovative learning experiences that will aid in their understanding of the life cycle and the importance decomposition plays in providing nutrients back into the earth. This specific initiative helps to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills every year. Food waste that goes to landfills produces methane which is 20 times more damaging to the environment than CO2. Food waste is almost 70 percent water and leachates which contaminates nearby water streams.
Peter Marcalus NATH Sustainable Solutions NJ representative said “To put things into perspective, every day in the United States people generate approximately 86,900 metric tons of food waste; that is enough waste to fill 6,310 garbage trucks. On the other end of the spectrum, in just 14 days, the Rocket® composter transforms food waste into compost, which can be used for lawns and other green areas, thus closing the loop of recycling. It is a continuous process; once the 14-day loop is closed, compost is available every day!”
The Rocket® composter, an on-site in-vessel food composter, is used at Universities, Colleges and Schools in many states including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, California, Virginia, Illinois, and Colorado. This is a significant milestone in going “green”, and taking the lead to implement this cutting-edge technology and treat food waste in a sustainable way. Institutions using the Rocket® composter have cut waste-collection costs, saved money on buying compost and pest control, helped divert food waste out of landfill sites, and educated students and communities in sustainability.
NATH Sustainable Solutions provides consulting services implementing onsite cutting-edge sustainable solutions to universities, colleges, schools, hotels, nursing homes, corporate cafeterias, hospitals, supermarkets, and prisons, among other organizations. As consultants, the main focus is to help clients understand the facts about, the consequences of, and the solutions to treating food and oil waste. NATH Sustainable Solutions is expert in food and oil waste in the United States, providing unique sustainable solutions for any type of site.