compost mixing 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

  • Compost filter socks improve runoff from Croplands

    Water runoff from cropped farm fields can contain large amounts of eroded soil as well as some of the fertilizer and herbicide. Expanding on existing conservation practices, a team of scientists has tested whether compost filters socks in grassed waterways would reduce sediment flow and retain dissolved chemicals in runoff. The researchers observed reduced sediment in a non-tilled field and ...

  • Composts that contain biodegradable plastics may hinder plant growth

    Composts containing biodegradable plastics may hinder rather than help plant growth, according to a recent study by university scientists in Poland. These findings have implications for waste management practices within the EU. It is important to assess the quality and potential environmental risks associated with composts prepared from different wastes. Biodegradable plastics - known as ...

  • PepsiCo Rolls Out Eco-Friendly Recyclable and Compostable Cups

    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced today that it has begun offering five options of eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable cups to Foodservice customers in the United States through company-owned and independent bottler distribution systems.The new offerings consist of fully recyclable clear plastic cups, including an rPET cup containing 20 percent post-consumer recycled ...


  • Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds

    Using old banana trees to make compost may help boost crop yields while cutting down water and fertiliser use, according to an Egyptian researcher. Banana-based fertiliser could cut about 20 per cent of the water used in irrigating maize and lead to better yields and improved soil properties — such as availability of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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. ...

  • US Composting Council’s 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show: Equipment Demonstrations Are Sold Out for January 2007

    Holbrook, New York – In addition to three days of training courses, educational and technical sessions, the USCC annual conference, scheduled for January 21-24, 2007 in Orlando, will also feature Equipment Demonstrations by many of the leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. The USCC is pleased to announce that the space for the 'Live' Equipment ...


    By US Composting Council

  • 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

  • Vermeer to phase out Vermeer by Wildcat brand name

    Vermeer Corporation will withdraw from production and marketing of the Vermeer by Wildcat brand name. The process will transition the Vermeer by Wildcat brand products — including trommel screens and compost turners — to Vermeer brand products. Vermeer acquired initial ownership stake in Wildcat in 2007 and acquired the remaining ownership interest in 2009. As part of the transition, ...


    By Vermeer

  • Comparing N2O emissions from organic and mineral fertilisers

    A recent study compares the effects of organic, 'natural' fertilisers, such as compost, with mineral, synthetic fertilisers, such as urea, on N2O emissions from Mediterranean soil. It suggests that there is little difference between the fertilisers, but that pig slurry offers the best overall balance in terms of emissions and crop yield. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG). ...

  • 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

  • Improving Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in West Virginia are finding ways to improve soil on degraded land so it can be used for sports fields and other uses. Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the agency's Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are developing constructed or replacement subsoils and topsoils to build better and ...

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Environmental conference in London a success

    London, GB / Alpen, D, 03 February 2010 – The first international trade fair and conference 'Energy from Biomass and Waste UK' (EBW UK), held on January 26 and 27 in London, proved to be a success. Some 600 delegates came to the Royal Horticultural Halls to see exhibits from 60 companies showcasing the latest in waste treatment and bioenergy production. Exhibitors praised the high quality of ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • American Biogas Council 2015 Award Winners

    The American Biogas Council (ABC) presented its annual awards during an evening reception at BioCycle’s 15th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling (BioCycle REFOR15) in Danvers, Massachusetts in October. BioCycle REFOR15 is the Official Conference of ABC. “The Biogas Industry Awards not only recognize excellent projects and innovations,” explained ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Eco friendly advice for healthy lawns and greenscapes (PA)

    Beautiful lawns are a big part of summer, but the average lawn can eat up your free time and cost a bundle to maintain. Going with eco-friendly methods can actually save you time and money, and help the environment. A thick, full lawn reduces soil erosion, filters contaminants from rainwater and absorbs airborne pollutants like dust and soot. Grass is also great at converting carbon dioxide to ...

  • Acorn House restaurant urges industry to be more sustainable

    New restaurant, Acorn House pledged to bring sustainability to the food and beverage industry at a closed loop recycling event at the Brit Oval. The event, hosted by recycling market development company, London Remade was attended by representatives from the hospitality, events and leisure industries. Arthur Potts Dawson, co-founder of the recently launched Acorn House restaurant and Peter ...


    By LRS Consultancy

  • GWT Series Natural Zeolite Media Agricultural Applications

    Zeolite based fertilizers are known to be "smart fertilizers" due to the high cation exchange capacity (CEC) and porous crystalline structure. Zeolite is the only negatively-charged mineral in existence in the world, for these purposes it has therefore has significant uses across a wide range of applications and in particular in Agriculture applications. Zeolite has a known ability to act as a ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you