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  • Composting in Barcelona

    The source collection of solid waste was established in Catalonia in 1993. Under this new scenario, the composting plant of Torrelles de Llobregat was built in 1996, managed by the company Metrocompost. The plant is a simple windrow installation initially designed with a treatment capacity of 6,000 tons of municipal organic waste and 900 tons of garden waste. During the early years of its ...


  • 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

  • International Composting Awareness Week May 6 - 12, 2007. A time to `Spread the Compost` to support organics recovery, composting and the use of compost

    Holbrook, New York -- Be a part of the largest environmental education event for composting. The U.S. Composting Council officially invites you to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12, 2007. Celebrated across the United States, Canada, UK and Europe, composting advocates are encouraging everyone to Compost! This year's national poster theme, 'The Possibilities Are ...


    By US Composting Council

  • 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

  • Kick-start to Compost Awareness Week 2014

    Compost awareness week kicked off on Monday 5th May and will be running until Sunday (11th May). Local authorities and businesses alike are taking part by organising awareness events, free compost giveaways or discounted compost containers. Despite there being no UK coordinator for the week, composting charity Garden Organic has been helping to publicise the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Toyota Launches Swine Manure Compost Deodorizer

    Toyota City, June 20, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed a deodorizer specifically for use on composting swine manure. Toyota Roof Garden Co., Ltd., a TMC subsidiary, is manufacturing and distributing the product for its "resQ45" series of manure composting systems. Sales, starting today, are being conducted through the fertilizer sales routes of Toyota Tsusho ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • International Compost Awareness Week Comes To Town!

    A time to get your community up and cheering “the possibilities are endless … compost!”   ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Commercial compost bin scheme to inherit WRAP’s legacy

    Following news that Waste & Resources Action Programme compost bin subsidies will stop in September, bin manufacturer Straight has launched an identical commercial scheme. The company is offering councils a home delivery programme, which it said the WRAP campaign was initially modelled on. Straight, and its subsidiary Blackwall, supplied more than half the bins used in the WRAP campaign since ...

  • 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

  • US Composting Council Announces the Hiring of its New Executive Director

    The United States Composting Council (USCC) is delighted to announce the hiring of Michael Virga as its new Executive Director, effective today.  Mr. Virga, formerly the Executive Director of Forestry at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), has been engaged in sustainability efforts throughout his thirty-year career. "Michael brings a wealth of ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • ICAW poster available for use by the press for international compost awareness week: May 3-9, 2009

    A 5th grade student has been recognized by the US Composting Council as the International Compost Awareness Week poster contest winner during a competition that challenged each to visually portray the  theme, 'Compost! Recycling The Way Nature Meant It To Be'. Max A. Million of Nettleton Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota was selected as the grand prize winner of  the ICAW poster ...


    By US Composting Council

  • 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 ...

  • US Composting Council’s 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show: Bigger & Better Than Ever! 2008 Conference Scheduled In Oakland, Ca

    Holbrook, New York – The USCC 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show was another huge success. Nearly 750 composting and organics recycling professionals and more than 100 exhibitors attended the US Composting Council’s 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show, January 21-24 in Orlando, FL. Hosted by a record 36 sponsors, the Annual Conference attracted a national and international audience, with ...


    By US Composting Council

  • 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,  ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • EPA applauds Mariners for award-winning green ballpark and games

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office in Seattle is extending a big congratulations to the Seattle Mariners baseball team for winning the “Setting an Example Award” at the Sustainability Leadership Awards hosted by Sustainable Seattle on Jan. 23. The EPA Green Sports Week of Action, from Jan. 26-30, highlights sustainability work of sports teams, facilities and outdoor ...

  • Big Hanna in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden

    In the archipelago outside Stockholm in Sweden, in the middle of 'Äpplarö Natural Reserve' there is an island called 'Norra Ekskäret'. ...


    By Susteco AB

  • BeachTech and BlueFlag – a strong combination

    Laupheim, 21 May 2007. On this year's SEP exhibition in Padova, one of Italy's most important internationals trade fairs for environmental technologies, Blue Flag and BeachTech for the first time worked hand in hand at a public event. The national office 'Bandiera Blue' presented its numerous environmental programs on the stand of the Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG and informed municipalities ...

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