Composting Systems News

  • Composting Roundup

    Washington, DC: Best Practices For Community Composting The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) just released “Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices,” written by ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis and Brenda Platt. “Though small-scale composters are often exempt from certain state permitting or local zoning requirements, it is paramount that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tidy Planet ships bespoke composter to island in Paris’s River

    Organic waste expert Tidy Planet has expanded its globally-acclaimed range of Rocket Composters, with the creation of the B1400 – a machine specially-commissioned for its French distributor, Les Alchimistes’ large-scale composting project in the middle of the River Seine.The French social enterprise is dedicated to increasing the value of food wastes on a localised and social scale – with ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Scottish college rockets food waste recycling rates with second on-site composter

    Dundee and Angus College has invested in a second of Tidy Planet’s Rocket Composters for its Arbroath Campus, after successfully composting over 70 tonnes of food waste in the last three years at its Kingsway site.The College itself spans three campuses – Kingsway, Gardyne and Arbroath – and began its sustainability journey in 2015 when it switched to Vegware compostable catering consumables, in ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • America Free Zone in San Jose, Costa Rica will convert organic waste from its Food Court into top quality compost with the start-up of a Big Hanna T120_40LS composting plant.

    América Free Zone (www.americafreezone.com) is a free business development area in the province of Heredia, located in the heart of the San Jose Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica. Despite having extensive experience in providing services to the companies that are located in it, it has state-of-the-art facilities, impeccably endowed with any cutting-edge technology to achieve full excellence ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Editorial: Composting, The “Gateway Drug”

    We lost David Buckel, a compassionate, brilliant composting champion, in mid-April. He died of self-immolation in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, taking his own life to draw attention to the harsh realities of climate change. “My early death by fossil fuel,” he wrote in a suicide letter, “reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” We met David in early 2013. By that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Big Hanna in the northern lights north of the Arctic Circle

    Almost as far north as you can come in Sweden and 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle lies Abisko National Park. This is also home to STF’s northernmost facility.   Magic all year round ...


    By Susteco AB

  • How to Make Cow Dung Fertilizer

    Currently, the most common and valuable processing method is to turn cow dung/manure into sellable organic fertilizer. Cow dung is a derived product from wastes produced by cattle, providing high levels of organic materials and rich in nutrients, including about nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium as well as many other essential nutrients. According to the data, daily cow dung contain 12.9% DM ...

  • Maryland To Explore A Decentralized Composting Infrastructure

    On Thursday, May 4th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed two bills to advance composting in Maryland. One will bolster recovery of food waste and other organic materials by expanding infrastructure in the state. The other will reduce contamination at compost sites by preventing the false labeling of plastics as compostable or biodegradable. In signing the bills, which were among dozens of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Local composting - an environmentally friendly and cost effective solution for the Puglia region

    Puglia is a region situated at the far southeast part of Italy. ...


    By Susteco AB

  • IncBio announces ground-breaking Palm Oil extraction technology

    IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial plants, is bringing to the market a revolutionary new Crude Palm Oil (CPO) extraction technology that is proven to achieve an Oil Extraction Rate (OER) above 25%. Considering that OER for the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry was 20,1% in 20161, this represents a potential ...


    By Incbio

  • Composting Collaborative Launch, Nov. 17, 2016

    The Composting Collaborative was officially launched on November 17 in Washington, D.C. The Collaborative was created by GreenBlue, in partnership with BioCycle and the US Composting Council, to drive sustainable materials management of organics and all compostables. “Our mission is to accelerate composting access and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Skövdebostäder chose Big Hanna for their new residential area

    The Swedish municipal real estate company Skövde-bostäder is constructing a new ecological residential area in Aspö, beautifully located northwest of the city Skövde in the southwest part of Sweden. The area represents a unique project with the ambition to create an environmentally profiled residential area with focus on ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Kanyon Shopping Mall in Istanbul installed a Big Hanna

    Kanyon Shopping Mall is a multi-purpose complex located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the Levent business district of Istanbul, Turkey. It houses 160 stores as well as an office- and a residential block. During 2016 Kanyon celebrate it´s 10th anniversary and decided to meet the future with a more sustainable waste management. They ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Seven Big Hannas delivered to southern Italy

    Together with our partner Achab Group we have had the pleasure to deliver seven Big Hannas to the region of Puglia in the southeastern part of Italy. Big Hanna model T480 The composters (T480 and T240) were delivered to Italy between September and December 2015. Since then Achab Group has delivered the machines to the seven municipalities ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Green Software: Compost Plant Management

    Increase the profitability of your composting business with user-friendly, hands-on systems that guarantee quality documentation and tracking of your core business information. Our system Compost Software provides a broad range of special applications for compost plants that let you track all relevant data for processing material in your plant. This helps you to make fully informed decisions ...


    By Aschl Management Systems

  • Big Hanna and ABB - a secure solution for Rosendals Trädgård

    In the latest edition of ABB's corporate magazine 'Utblick' an article tells the story about our joint venture at Rosendals Trädgård in Stockholm. The same story was published at the ABB website and we´re happy to share it here with our readers.  At Rosendals Trädgård our Big Hanna model T-240 turns garden and food waste into useful and fertilising ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Big Hanna - now in 32 locations all over Italy

    Spring is on its way In Sweden it´s still cold, gardening and cultivation is but a dream, but in Italy spring is in the air. Our partners in Italy, the Achab Group, welcomes spring by honouring Big Hanna and local composting. We gladly like to share their words with all of you. Soon spring will reach both Sweden and the British Islands. ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Whitmuir Community Farm choose Big Hanna

    Whitmuir is a working organic farm located in West Linton just south of Edinburgh in Scotland. It is owned and run by Pete Ritchie and Heather Andersson with the ambition to create an organic community farm in cooperation with other community growers and farmers.  The 130 ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their region with information that could help them transition to more sustainable soil and pest management production practices. Their study, published in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology, compared conventional, compost, and organic strawberry production systems in the southeastern United ...

  • Compost made by worms from livestock manure yields benefits when applied to maize

    Vermicomposting livestock manure with maize can increase agricultural benefit by 304%, shows a new study. The combination of increased crop yield and the additional earthworms produced as a result of the process led to a substantial increase in output compared to a traditional composting system. As intensive agriculture and livestock production both increase, unique problems emerge. Heavy use of ...

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