A new composting system launched at the Noble Correctional Institution in Caldwell, Ohio, is cutting costs and reducing waste. The program is a joint effort of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the result of the state’s partnership with the SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District. It is the first of its kind to be used in a U.S. prison setting according to a press release. “The desire to cut costs and ODRC’s commitment to implement green initiatives became the catalysts for exploring alternative food waste management methods,” said ODRC Director Gary C. Mohr. “We are in the process of requesting more equipment to duplicate this in strategic locations all over Ohio, and we anticipate saving taxpayers more than a half million dollars while reducing our institutions’ largest waste stream, food scraps, in the most economical way.” Read More