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A relative overseas saw the March 24th blog post about Kivalina and their attempts at a solution utilizing biochar and honeybucket waste and mentioned his city’s efforts to energize their community off various types of waste:   “…this community of Kristianstad where we now live uses almost all waste–from our kitchen compost (collected all over the city) to meat industry waste to create the fuel for our regional buses.  The cut in dependence on fossil fuels is significant”.  Here is an article to read more of the effort: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/science/earth/11fossil.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.  Biogas has been used on farms where methane capture from manure is utilized, and several Alaskan fish processors have asked and talked about the possibilities of using fish waste.  Community wide ‘recycling’, though, to the highest scale-beyond newspapers, glass and metal cans- is unique.

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