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About this Publication: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Food Scrap and Green Material

Title: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Food Scrap and Green Material
Date Published on the Web: 8/9/2002
Document Date: 8/1/2002
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Publication Type: Case study
Publication Number: 443-2002-0018
Description: This case study describes how the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, implemented several programs that divert both green material and food scraps from landfilling. As a result of these programs, the campus has little material that is actually landfilled, makes $30,000 in annual revenue from compost sales, decreases pollution from animal waste runoff, reduces landfill greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves landfill capacity.
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