Washington University in St. Louis has composed 160,000 lbs. of waste since August 2010, 97,000 lbs. last year alone, using an outside company that takes its organic waste and sell it back as compost that is used in campus landscaping. Materials composted at the facility operated by St. Louis Composting include food waste, paper napkins, cardboard pizza boxes, tea bags, sugar packets, compostable plastic items, wood stir sticks and chopsticks. WUSTL Dining Services disposes of ...

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