ORONO — The Senator George J. Mitchell Middle for Sustainability Options on the College of Maine will host a speak about how meals waste will be safely recovered and recycled from 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.
New England is making progress towards a extra round meals system, during which meals waste is recovered relatively than despatched to a landfill. Some states have banned meals waste from landfills, which lessens environmental issues and stimulates new financial alternatives by producing warmth, electrical energy and helpful soil conditioners from recovered meals waste. This motion is constructive, however warning should be taken to keep away from introducing contamination within the course of. On this speak, UMaine researchers Jean MacRae and Cynthia Isenhour will describe the outcomes of a latest examine about potential contaminants in meals waste, how meals waste processors view the dangers related to them, and make a meals system extra round, secure and sustainable.
MacRae is an environmental microbiologist and affiliate professor within the UMaine Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Along with instructing programs in environmental engineering, wastewater remedy, air air pollution and stable waste administration, she researches organic remediation and the roles of microbes in nutrient and component biking. Isenhour is an ecological and financial anthropologist, affiliate professor of anthropology at UMaine and a cooperating college member on the Local weather Change Institute. Her analysis focuses on how historical past, tradition and energy form environmental governance and coverage.
The speak is free and obtainable through Zoom; registration is required. To register and obtain connection info, please go to the occasion webpage at https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/occasion/talk-making-our-food-system-more-circular-less-waste-but-is-it-safe/. To request an inexpensive lodging, contact Ruth Hallsworth at 207-581-3196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.