CASE STUDY: WASTE OPTIONS NANTUCKET by ProQuest

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Waste Options Nantucket LLC, manages a recycling, composting and landfill operation on Nantucket Island, 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Recyclables are separated at the source and also at a materials recycling facility operated by Waste Options, so the municipal organic waste stream is comprised largely of food residuals. Finished compost is used locally for landscaping and gardening. The Nantucket facility reduced its net greenhouse gas emissions by almost 30,000 metric tons CO2e by composting organics instead of landfilling them over a six-year period (2003 to 2008), as quantified and verified by the Chicago Climate Exchange program.

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