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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Composting and zero waste: Creating a vision for the West Side Market

The West Side Market has served as an anchor of the near West community and a vibrant example of a living local economy. To celebrate the centennial anniversary in 2012 stakeholders are looking at a waste management system which could:

  • Eliminate any waste from entering landfill
  • Reduce the ecological footprint of the WSM operations
  • Collaborate with other local businesses and stakeholder to develop a community-wide commitment to sustainability initiatives
  • Generate increased revenue from recycling, composting, alternative energy sources, and other sustainable initiatives.


The West Side Market currently sends up to 500 lbs. of compostable food waste to the landfill every day. The "throwing away" of this organic waste costs the market money in tipping fees, results in GHG emission from improper decomposition in landfills, and presents a significant business opportunity for the WSM to both save and make money by composting this organic waste. The WSM has already begun to explore this opportunity.

RSVP to Shirly (pxy29@case.edu) or Alex (440-360-0151) no later than noon on Monday, February 23rd. Lunch provided.

The West Side Market has served as an anchor of the near West community and a vibrant example of a living local economy. To celebrate the centennial anniversary in 2012 stakeholders are looking at a waste management system which could:
  • Eliminate any waste from entering landfill
  • Reduce the ecological footprint of the WSM operations
  • Collaborate with other local businesses and stakeholder to develop a community-wide commitment to sustainability initiatives
  • Generate increased revenue from recycling, composting, alternative energy sources, and other sustainable initiatives.
The West Side Market currently sends up to 500 lbs. of compostable food waste to the landfill every day. The "throwing away" of this organic waste costs the market money in tipping fees, results in GHG emission from improper decomposition in landfills, and presents a significant business opportunity for the WSM to both save and make money by composting this organic waste. The WSM has already begun to explore this opportunity. RSVP to Shirly (pxy29@case.edu) or Alex (440-360-0151) no later than noon on Monday, February 23rd. Lunch provided.

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