biological composting News

  • Composting of biological waste

    A composting plant based on new technology has been built in Savonlinna, in Finland, and came into operation at the beginning of this year. The technology was supplied by the Finnish company Vimelco Oy. The owner, Konepalvelu Suomalainen Oy, composts separately organic waste collected from the Savonlinna area, and organic waste from the food industry. In addition the nearby local authorities ...


  • Benefits of home composting

    Like many households we were always looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of our food waste. Being eco-friendly we also wanted to keep our trash cans odor free and reduce our household waste. Like death and taxes, composting happens - whether we want it to or not. Though all organic matter will eventually decompose (despite neglect), the trick is to get your pile to decompose as ...


    By BHAGIRATHI ROTOPLAST

  • Composting industry`s growth is set to continue

    Results from the annual Association for Organics Recycling survey has shown a nine per cent increase in recycled organics. The 2007/08 report, put together by AFOR and the Waste & Resources Action Programme, showed 4.5 million tonnes of source segregated waste was composted in the UK with half of this sold on and industry reporting turnover of more than £165m in the year to April 2008. The ...

  • Biodegradable Plastic, Bioplastic, Compostable Plastic- What ?

    A lot of terminolgy has been floating around these days- Biodegradable Plastic, Bioplastic, Compostable Plastic- what does it all mean? Let's start with Compostable Plastic. This is a plastic that undergoes biological degradation when it is composting that yields carbon dioxide, water, and inorganic compounds that leaves no visual distinguishable or toxic residues. You may be familiar with ASTM ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Humification and degradability evaluation during composting of horse manure and biowaste

    Performing compost quality assessment such as compost stability is quite necessary for rating the quality of horse manure and biowaste composts and meeting specific regulatory requirements on the composition and compost process. The aim of this study was to identify an appropriate feedstock composition for use in the production of high quality compost. The objectives were to (1) identify an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Can simple measures of labile soil organic matter predict corn performance?

    Organic matter is important for soil health and crop productivity. While an indicator of soil quality, a lot of organic matter is in extremely stable forms, and the nutrients in such forms are difficult for plants to use. The active, labile fraction, however, is a modest but important part of the organic matter. “The labile fraction is small – usually less than 20 or even 10 percent, ...

  • Understanding phosphorus in soils is vital to proper management

    Phosphorus is one of the key nutrients that can cause algal blooms and related water quality problems in lakes, rivers, and estuaries worldwide.  Phosphorus entering waters originates from a variety of sources.  Agricultural land receiving long term applications of organic by-products such as animal manure is one of the major contributors.  Such soils often become enriched with P, leading to ...

  • Target the crop not the soil - to reduce fertiliser use

    Feed the crop not the soil’ is the message of a new review into sustainable phosphorus use. Currently, phosphorus fertiliser is applied to the soil, and plants then take it up through the roots. However, more precise nutrient management is needed on farms, the researchers say, so that the phosphorus is targeted at the crop just as it needs it. Modern agriculture is dependent on phosphorus, ...

  • Produce Safety Rule to Change the Way Fresh Fruit, Vegetables Are Grown and Handled

    Ever since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011 and the act’s Produce Safety Rule was proposed two years later, fruit and vegetable growers have waited for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize the regulations they will be expected to follow on the farm. Now that the FDA has done so — the final Produce Safety rule was printed in the Federal ...


    By Ohio State University

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