Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material, has recently reached a milestone—composting over 6 million tons of green waste into compost since the company began operating in 1993. It took 23 years to reach the 5 million ton mark in August 2016 and only 1 1/2 years more to surpass 6 million tons. Organic waste from Ventura County cities including Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo is composted by Agromin. Agromin has expanded its operations to include recycling facilities in Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. In 2017 alone, Agromin converted over 500,000 tons of green waste into compost. According to EPA calculations, the impact of converting 6 million tons of organic materials is equivalent to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (carbon dioxide) by 737,731 metric tons or consuming almost 83 million less gallons of gasoline. “By composting, carbon dioxide is kept out of the atmosphere where it would absorb heat and lead to atmospheric warming,” says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. “Everyone who puts organic materials in their green recycling barrels is doing their part to help the environment.” Organic recycling also has a sustainability benefit. “By recycling, we’re creating a sustainable loop. The… Read full this story
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