Nicholas Smith-Sebasto Ph.D.
With more than 10 years of experience working with other commercially available composting systems, Nick has ensured that the FOR Solutions system produces unmatched, top-quality compost.
Identifying discarded uneaten food as waste is a mistake because food waste is a misnomer. The issue centers on if waste is used as a noun or a verb. To waste (verb) food is certainly a poor decision. Food waste… Read more
Recently, a very dear friend asked me why I keep suggesting that one of the guiding principles of FOR Solutions (Food and Organics Recycling Solutions) is equity, fairness, and justice.
This is a defensible question because the connection between recovery… Read more
Sustainability is all the rage today. Colleges and universities are offering degree programs in it. Corporations are hiring Directors, Vice Presidents, etc. of Sustainability. Google the term and over 120 million hits are found!
The reason for its popularity is… Read more
It has been recognized that some (certainly not all and probably not even the majority) “Correction institutions have composted food wastes…for more than 100 years” and that “learning about the composting process can raise awareness about waste issues and be… Read more
Water is often referred to as a universal solvent because more substances will dissolve in it and any other liquid on the planet. Many of the nutrients found in food are dissolved in the water that typically makes up about… Read more
There are some situations in life where bigger is often better. Examples include a left offensive tackle in the NFL or a center in the NBA. There are other examples when smaller is often better. Examples include jockeys and gymnasts.… Read more
The recent climate march that attracted hundreds of thousands of citizens concerned about global climate change and the comments by President Obama once again highlight the importance of coming to terms with the idea that humans are adversely affecting the… Read more
When singing about New York City, the late Frank Sinatra bellowed, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.”
Perhaps this is why former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines… Read more
Food waste makes up as much as 25 percent to the total waste hauled to landfills in Massachusetts. This adds a great deal to the state’s already over-taxed landfills.
Drastically reducing the amount of food waste in landfills is a… Read more