• Ryan Cooper, Director of Circular Economy Solutions, Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle
  • Jorge Montezuma, Director of Engineering, Atlas Organics Inc.
  • Michelle Tulac, Programs Manager – North America, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


The Need for National Composting

What does an effective national composting system look like, and what will it take to bring it to scale?

Less than 10 percent of food waste in the United States finds its way into the compost. Given the lack of composting infrastructure for food waste in many parts of the United States, it’s not hard to imagine why. There are numerous hurdles to clear in order to scale composting across the nation. From contamination and consumer confusion to facility siting and lack of a national composting policy, the list of challenges goes on. To divert food waste from landfills, recapture value and save both money and carbon emissions, things need to change. Join this session to learn what it will take to scale progress and our national organics diversion rate.


  • GreenBiz Circularity 21


Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / 11-11:30 a.m. PT

About Rubicon

Rubicon is a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. Learn more at Rubicon.com.