Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

| September 30, 2014

You may have seen our coverage of organic waste recycling initiatives across the country. These efforts to raise awareness of the need for food recycling are paying off as more and more people embrace composting. At RecycleReminders, we are very excited to introduce our own composting awareness campaign: Team Compost.

Food waste makes up nearly one third of the waste that ends up in landfills every year. Team Compost wants kids to do their part to reduce this alarming figure, and, to help them get there, we’ve created the Food Scrap Friends.

The Food Scrap Friends  Clementine, an orange slice; Mac, an apple core; and Pedro, a banana peel  appear on stickers and buttons with composting-positive phrases. RecycleReminders will be donating them to schools and other organizations with composting programs in place.



The stickers and buttons can be used as rewards for proper composting, or simply as reminders that some food waste shouldn’t go in the trash can. With any luck, kids will take to composting, pass their enthusiasm onto their parents, and, ultimately, play an important part in making composting as commonplace as recycling.

mac-apple-team-compost-stickerAlong with the stickers and buttons, members of Team Compost will also receive a sign (signs are, after all, our forte) listing the compostable and non-compostable items kids are likely to come across in school or at home. The 11″x 17″ sign, made from recycled materials, is perfect for hanging by the composting area, whether it’s an indoor countertop composting bin or a garden compost pile.


To find out more about how you can join Team Compost, visit the website. With your help, we can get kids composting now into the future, making excessive food waste a thing of the past.


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At SmartSign, Monica manages and contributes to various blogs. Prior to joining the SmartSign content team, she helped produce and manage content for online publications, including and Monica studied journalism and French at New York University and attended the Columbia Publishing Course, where she learned the ins and outs of book, magazine and digital publishing. She grew up in Philadelphia, Tucson and Central New Jersey, but has called New York home for the past six years, and has lived in Brooklyn, specifically, for the last two. When not reading up on the latest in waste management for RecycleReminders, she enjoys reading long-form journalism, contemporary fiction and restaurant menus.

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