Keep Charleston Beautiful, Compost Rangers Help Alleviate Local Food Waste

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Keep Charleston Beautiful, Compost Rangers Help Alleviate Local Food Waste

A Compost Ranger teaches Charleston, S.C., schoolchildren about composting.

Keep Charleston Beautiful composting cubes at Mitchell Elementary School.

New bikes and trailors to transport compost from the collaborating restaurants to compost cubes at Charleston, S.C., schools and community garden.

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There’s little doubt that Charleston, South Carolina, has a national reputation as a great “food town.” And, yet, like many cities and towns throughout the U.S., it struggles with an equally prevalent food problem.

Among two food-related issues Charleston aims to address are: 1) lack of accessibility to fresh affordable produce in low socio-economic status neighborhoods, and 2) lack of community-wide education about the benefits of food recycling/composting.

That’s why Keep Charleston Beautiful (KCB) and its volunteers, armed with a Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant, began working with The Compost Rangers in connecting schools, restaurants and local businesses to a grassroots compost initiative in Charleston.

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