The "compost Man"
Clark Gregory is a soil scientist who has been a driving force in the growing popularity of composting. When he was the composting supervisor for Fulton County, Georgia, Gregory became known as the "compost man." He claims that up to three-quarters of the material that is typically discarded in landfills is potentially biodegradable through composting. Gregory advocates the use of large-scale, comprehensive composting programs in all local communities, as a way or drastically reducing the amounts of solid waste that have to be landfilled. In many municipalities, just the composting of soiled paper, yard clippings, and food scraps would reduce the solid waste stream by 40%, while also helping to reduce the cost of garbage collection and disposal.