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A new coalition will advocate for expanded diversion of food waste from landfill. | maerzkind / Shutterstock

Organics processing stakeholders have created a coalition to advocate for expanding America’s composting infrastructure.

The U.S. Composting Infrastructure Coalition will advocate for “policies, legislation, and other measures to expand composting programs and increase access to robust programs that divert food waste, yard trimmings, and certified compostable packaging,” according to an announcement.

Members of the coalition include the US Composting Council, Plant Based Products Council, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Biodegradable Products Institute, Foodservice Packaging Institute, National Waste & Recycling Association and the Corn Refiners Association.

The advisors to the coalition are Natural Resources Defense Council, Closed Loop Partners, ReFED, American Public Works Association, U.S. Green Building Council TRUE and the GreenBlue Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

The coalition’s formation comes as elected officials in Washington, D.C. discuss and negotiate a national infrastructure spending package.

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