Composting News

  • 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 tea bag technology Fiber+

    Many of us don’t know that plastic is widely used in tea bags. In traditional tea bags plastic is used to allow the sealing. In some cases, even the entire tea bag could be made of plastic. To reduce the use of plastic, we have developed a plastic-free tea bag. We developed a technology called The Fiber+. A traditional heat sealable tea bag is made with cellulose and plastic fibers to allow ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Apex Launches Groundbreaking New Composting Medium

    Apex exhibited to large crowds at COMPOST2018, the USCC’s national conference and the largest compost and organics recycling industry event in the United States, recently held in Atlanta, Ga. The event marked the introduction of our groundbreaking new compost medium - GoPost3. ...

  • Black Worm Castings/VermaPlex Can Replace Harmful Chemical Fertilizers

    Whether you have a farm or home garden, the health of the soil directly correlates to the quality of the fruit and vegetables. The healthy soil movement is centered around bringing attention to the fact that fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are killing our soil and seeping into our food supply. Our soil is depleted of essential nutrients, fungi and bacteria due to decades of agricultural ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Coral calcium & worm castings, reduce blossom end rot disease

    A destructive disease affecting many gardens and farms this year is blossom end rot. Causing great concern for vegetables such as squash, watermelon, eggplant, peppers, and tomato. This disease affects gardens year after year. By the time gardeners notice black spots on their fruit or vegetables the situation is severe. To prevent further damage, immediate action is required. What is Blossom End ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Quality Organic Fertilizers & Soil Amendments at an Affordable Price

    Our health starts with our soil. If the soil in our farms and gardens is depleted of life because of chemical and fertilization, the food will be sterile and not healthy. They key to a healthy body, soul, and mind is organically grown food that is full of life. “When the things we put into our bodies are healthy, our bodies are able to utilize the nutrients with very little energy. This ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Whitefly, Disease, Drought, Unhealthy Soil, Solution Black Worm Castings!

    Spring is just around the corner, that meant it time to plant crops and start working in the garden. Unfortunately, there are several factors that can undermine all your hard work, drought, disease, unhealthy soil, and the Whitefly. Whiteflies are especially dangerous for plants. They carry many diseases and leave bend a Sooty Mold that can shut down photosynthesis and can ultimately ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • 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

  • 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

  • Benefits of Black Worm Castings, VermaPlex, and Organic Fertilizers

    Over the last couple of years, organic fertilizers such as Black Worm Castings, VermaPlex Specialty Fertilizer, Black Sea Kelp, Coral Calcium, Hydrolyzed Fish, and Liquid Humate Plus, have become increasingly popular. As gardeners and farmers realize the amazing benefits of these amendments, many ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

    The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil– Compost! The contest runs September 1 through November 15, 2014 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of compost and its ties to soil health. The winning poster will ...


    By US Composting Council

  • News from US! Big Hanna has been awarded a three-year contract with the State of Ohio.

    Susteco AB’s Ohio based distributor, EC ALL Ltd, has been awarded a three-year contract, effective July 1st, 2014, with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) which will allow the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) to continue the successful implementation of Big Hanna composting technology at correctional institutions in Ohio.  If you are ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Sanitation project Nakuru County Kenya underway

    From last year onwards AAWS is involved in supporting the sanitation program at NAWASSCO, the utilities company in Nakuru, Kenya. We aim at nothing less than closing the sanitation chain for this city. Up to now human waste from about 500.000 people is dumped into the wildlife refuge polluting the ground water aquifers. NAWASSCO, cooperating with the Dutch Utilities company VEI has expressed ...


    By Aqua-Aero WaterSystems BV

  • How to produce 100% hygienic compost out of human excreta

    The main reason not applying human faeces and urine in compost is the fear that pathogens causes serious illness and sicknesses. We have to be sure that pathogens are effectively inactivated before we even think about reusing human excreta. Everybody agrees that if this goal could be achieved and human excreta could be reused in agriculture it would deliver enormous benefits. It would: ...


    By Aqua-Aero WaterSystems BV

  • Inland Empire, L.A. County honored by U.S. EPA for composting partnership efforts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest region today presented its esteemed Environmental Champion award to the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District for their work to develop a partnership composting program and state-of-the-art renewable energy composting facility. The award was presented by EPA’s ...

  • Big Hanna - proud sponsor of GreenPrisons.org

    Tommy Norris, a veteran prison administrator whose career spans work with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the National Institute of Corrections, and various state correctional systems leads GreenPrisons.org His recent work as chair of the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) "Clean and Green” committee prompted the creation of GreenPrisons whose ...


    By Susteco AB

  • BASF and Joraform Worldwide Cooperation Agreement

    BASF and Joraform has recently signed a worldwide cooperation agreement focused on promoting each other’s products. Joraform the world leader of local composting has executed a series of tests on biodegradable cups, plates and biobags made from BASF´s ecovio compound. These ...


    By Joraform AB

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