B-Model project : UBC Farm compost financial feasibility executive summary

Claire Vivier, Kate Hyde, Teja Edara, Devin Durrant
UBC Farm and the UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability are seeking to determine the financial viability of a composting facility at UBC Farm. The concept was brought forward due to the increasing quantity of food waste being generated on the UBC campus as a result of the Zero Waste Action Plan. The campus is expected to generate 1000 tonnes of food waste over the 2014-2015 academic year and 1300 tonnes the following year. If this growth continues as expected, UBC's in house
more » ... sting facility will reach its capacity limit in the next few years and additional food waste will have be shipped to external facilities to be processed. There is an opportunity for some of this food waste to be diverted to UBC farm to be composted and used on the farm. This fits well with UBC's zero waste initiative and it would create a unique closed loop food cycle. Disclaimer: "UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report."
doi:10.14288/1.0108824 fatcat:dqtncu5hqjd6nh7kvt4bnzi6zu