Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Center

OTHER / Other location, not listed

Abstract

A rise in landfill and organic waste regulation has strained Greece’s economic and environmental status. The European Union’s (EU) 1999 directive has cost Greece millions in fines for not properly managing organic waste. Our project aimed to assess the implementation of vermicomposting as a way to mitigate these economic consequences. By way of case studies, surveys, and interviews at three scales of focus—individual, institutional, and municipal—we have assessed interest in vermicomposting and the possibilities for an alternative waste management program.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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