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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

  • Grafton composting plant commissioned in record time

    Having lost valuable time during the initial construction period due to inclement weather, APBTC managed to make good some of the lost time with a fast track installation and commissioning procurement. In less than 6 weeks after the installation commenced, by the end of August 2012, the plant was ready to accept the first organic waste into one of the tunnels for a 14-days cycle. Meanwhile the ...

  • SITES Honored with U.S. Composting Council Award

    The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has recognized the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) with its H. Clark Gregory Award for displaying outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts. The award will be presented at a luncheon during the USCC’s ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Repurpose compostables launches greenest coffee cup in the world

    Repurpose Compostables, a manufacturer of premium, high quality food service products, based in Los Angeles, announced today the debut of their One Cup™, the exciting new insulated hot cup that is 100% compostable. No more double cupping. No more sleeves. The insulated technology keeps hot beverages warmer for longer, and prevents heat from escaping the cup, protecting the user and creating ...

  • Sainsbury`s introduces Wild Rocket salad in compostable packaging

    Major UK retailer Sainsbury’s has introduced its Sainsbury's SO organic Wild Rocket salad in Amcor's NaturePlus compostable film. This innovative concept (patent pending) has been created through a joint venture between Amcor Flexibles and Flextrus. “Food packaging is very important to our customers and it influences their buying decisions. Amcor's NaturePlus compostable film helps us to meet our ...


    By Amcor

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Anglesey up with Wales` best

    Waste management firm Verdant has helped the Isle of Anglesey to “achieve the second best recycling rate in Wales”. Speaking about Anglesey residents, Verdant managing director Roger Edwards said: “Without their sustained support and  interest in recycling, these results just wouldn’t have been possible.” Data released by the Welsh Assembly for the year 2009/09 shows that out of 22 local ...

  • Donarbon opens new IVC plant

    Waste management firm Donarbon officially opened its new £4.5 million in-vessel composting plant, which forms part of its 28-year PFI contract with Cambridgeshire County Council to manage the county’s household waste. Located at its Waterbeach site, the new IVC plant designed and turn-key installed by technology provider Wasteology Systems, will take the county’s mixed kitchen and garden waste ...

  • Scotland’s recycling rate continues to rise

    Scotland’s recycling and composting rate continues to make steady progress. Figures released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), reveal that Scotland’s recycling and composting rate is 32.2% for the rolling year July 2007 to June 2008. The recycling and composting rate for the first quarter of 2008/9 (April to June) is 35.5%. Kenny Boag, SEPA’s National Waste Policy Unit ...

  • Scotland`s recycling rate goes up

    Scotland’s annual recycling and composting rate rose to 32.9 per cent for the year to September 2008 an increase of 0.7 per cent from the previous year, according to figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. The rate for the second quarter of 2008/09 (July to September) increased to 36.3 per cent, though Sepa states for comparisons the rolling year figure is a better measure as it ...

  • TEG significantly expands with £6m acquisition

    Composter TEG Group has bought another composting firm Simpro for £6m, increasing TEG’s processing capacity by 180,000 tonnes a year. Approved by shareholders last week, TEG will now be capable of processing 295,000 tonnes of organic waste each year. The deal will add six operational composting sites to the company’s portfolio, which are located in Stoke, Nottingham, Gaydon, Wolverhampton ...

  • Ahlstrom strengthens leadership in sustainable single-serve coffee materials market in Europe

    Ahlstrom strengthens its leading position in Europe as a supplier of fully compostable infusion materials for single-serve coffee capsules together with two best-in-class coffee houses. Ahlstrom will supply its unique solution made from polylactic acid (PLA) and vegetable parchment materials to Caffe Vergnano in Italy and Cap Mundo in France. The patented Ahlstrom GreenCapsule top lid(TM) is ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Global Ecology Produces Its First Organic Soil Amendment in Alabama

     Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC), through its wholly owned subsidiary GEC Organics, has produced its first supply of organic soil amendment, OSA1000. This first test run will yield 300 tons of a proprietary compost product designed to greatly enhance crop yield and turf growth while continuing to maintain soil integrity. The highly nutritious compost ...

  • BASF Creates Chemistry at Sustainable Brands Conference

    BASF Corporation will demonstrate how connections can create chemistry to drive sustainable solutions in industries such as packaging, home and personal care, and health and nutrition during two seminars at the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, California, June 3 to 6, 2013. Christopher Bradlee, Biopolymers Market Development Manager for BASF in North America, will discuss sustainable ...

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