A new life for old food

From Alaska Dispatch, Friday, February 26, 2010:

It’s a smelly, messy job, but some of teacher Scott McKim’s students have decided they’re up to the task. Welcome to the world of composting 101.

The group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders are on a mission to reduce the amount of uneaten food and packaging waste accumulated at Begich Middle School. Developed by McKim’s after-school leadership class, the environmentally-minded group has launched a project that could, if all goes well, turn compostable trash into cash. But money isn’t the goal.

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