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A photo illustration of someone holding compost in Corvallis, OR on Mar. 23rd.
A great way to minimize your food waste could be by making compost.

How Corvallis residents turn food waste into fun

Vincent Ho, News Contributor
April 10, 2023

Leftover spaghetti that you are throwing away is causing food waste — did you know that you could instead revive it by turning it into a pie? Many may fail to realize that Americans waste about 25%...

Although community composting is important on a local level, it is also an action that has an effect on a global scale. When compostable items, such as food or yard waste are sent to a landfill, rather than allowed to naturally compost, a very different chemical reaction takes place.  

Baskin: Community composting is important

Noah Baskin, Columnist
November 10, 2020

What’s the point of composting? Everything comes from the ground, and eventually returns. Why should wayward apple cores or banana peels go to the right containers? Can composting enrich the community? When...

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