BDN cites School of Economics study in article on new compost service
The Bangor Daily News cited a 2011 study from the School of Economics at the University of Maine in an article on ScrapDogs Community Compost, a new Maine compost collection business. ScrapDogs is the latest of several compost collection services in Maine, which are working to reduce household garbage by composting organic material and turning it into fertilizer, benefiting the environment and the economy. The company targets places from Belfast to Rockland, according to the Bangor Daily News. The study by the School of Economics found that 43 percent of garbage thrown out by Mainers is actually compostable, and two thirds of that is food waste.