Tell Your Legislators to Support the COMPOST Act
Ask your legislator today to support the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Julia Brownley (D-CA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Ann Kuster (D-NH) and the U.S. Senate by Senator Cork Booker (D-NJ).
Increased investment in compost infrastructure can help our country address climate challenges and improve soil and water quality while creating local jobs, particularly in underserved rural and urban communities.
The COMPOST Act would create new USDA grant and loan guarantee programs for composting infrastructure projects, including both large-scale composting facilities as well as farm, home, or community-scale projects. It would also add composting as a conservation practice for USDA conservation programs, ensuring both the act of producing compost through recycling of organic material and the use of compost on a farm would qualify as conservation practices. Composting is one of the most environmentally friendly means of recycling organics, and this bill represents a powerful opportunity to reach net zero emission goals.
Currently, our country’s compost infrastructure does not meet the growing demand from individuals and businesses nationwide to compost food scraps and certified compostable packaging. Supporting the COMPOST Act would allow us to take full advantage of this important climate solution.
Fill out the form to send legislators a letter, urging them to co-sponsor this important legislation. With your help, we can fully tap the many benefits that renewable products offer.