Composting News

  • Green Tech expands, turning trash into fertilizer

    Abigail O’Neal high fives a resident at the launch of a major recycling project in Road Town on Wednesday. Looking on is Lynette Harrigan of the BVI Tourist Board. If all goes as planned, the British Virgin Islands could become a model for transforming waste into resource for food security as early as 2019. “We can be an example to the world. I really think we can,” said Abigail ...

  • 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

  • Plastic-free and compostable fiber-based tapes are coming

    Obstacles are in tape impregnating process where styrene acrylate – a petrochemical material – is used to avoid glue absorbing into the tape material and the other one is the used glue. There are already existing solutions in the market to replace glue with bioadhesive product, but previously there was no solution to avoid the use of styrene acrylate. We have developed and patented a ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • 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

  • Automatic and Manual Rice Husker

    Right after the ache staking work of planting, harvesting and drying the rice seed the subsequent destination will be the mill. Farmers in the rural regions of Nigeria who do not have sufficient to spend on intricate milling machine like a rice husker be dependent on their nearby rice ...

  • 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

  • P. HENKEL GmbH will exhibit at Pollutec 2016 – Lyon, France

    Together with our French partner Moulinot Compost & Biogaz we will present our new products at this year´s exhibition Pollutec in Lyon, France (29th  November – 2nd December 2016). You will find us in hall 2 on the showground “EUREXPO”. Pollutec is the most important international exhibition of environmental equipment technologies and services in France. We are ...


    By P. Henkel GmbH

  • 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

  • Farmers’ use of renewable fertilisers to be revolutionised by new research

    Farmers’ and growers’ confidence in digestate and compost has been given a welcome boost, as new ground-breaking research published today,  shows smart use of these renewable fertilisers can increase yields and reduce bills with no negative impact on crop quality or safety. The programme of field experiments,  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Soil-improving by-product holds key to future

    The economic and environmental benefits of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) as a means of producing renewable energy are already well documented. But one aspect of the industry often overlooked are the opportunities to put the leftover material, produced by the AD process, to good use. It’s a subject worth a much closer look, because the fertiliser produced by the generation of biogas can play a ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Composting at RWAs to obtain Organic Manure

    Sukuki Exnora, a NGO based in Hyderabad, is working in the field of Solid Waste Management from 1998.  We work towards the welfare of Subraks (Rag Pickers) and Residential Composting in association with HCIP-HMDA provides assistance to Residence Welfare Associations in Hyderabad to construct Compost Units in a phased manner.   Interested RWAs can approach us by writing to ...


    By Sukuki Exnora

  • Rooftop gardens could grow three quarters of city’s vegetables

    Rooftop gardens in cities could provide more than three quarters of the vegetables consumed in them, a case study from Bologna, Italy, suggests. If all suitable flat roof space was used for urban agriculture, rooftop gardens in the city could supply around 12 500 tons of vegetables a year whilst also providing a range of ecosystem services, the researchers say. Any unused roof space in a city ...

  • UNIVALOM installs a Big Hanna Composter in a community composting site in a housing area in Les Semboules, France.

    UNIVALOM - an association controlled by a number of local councils with the objective to recycle household waste just finished their eleventh composting facility which can be used by the residents nearby.  In the area UNIVALOM just opened the recycling center and a collection place for organic waste from households and companies. The organic waste is composted on site by a ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Buddhist Temple in Hangzhou, China make high quality compost for their tea plantation

    The Lingyin Temple www.lingyinsi.org in Hangzhou, China recently installed a Big Hanna Composter model T240 to convert their food waste to compost.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Cation exchange capacity analyzed for nursery pine bark substrates

    A new study contains valuable recommendations that can inform container nursery fertilization practices in the northeastern United States. In this region, most nursery substrates are comprised primarily of pine bark and sphagnum moss, with minor additions of other components such as compost, sand, gravel, and humus. According to the study authors, cation exchange capacity--an important factor ...

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