industrial composting News

  • 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 ...

  • New booklet on quality compost

    Farmers and growers can find out more about the benefits of quality compost, thanks to a new booklet launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The booklet, entitled Using Quality Compost to Benefit Crops, provides comprehensive information about the many benefits of using and applying quality BSI PAS 100 compost made from garden and food waste. It also highlights the results of a ...

  • 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

  • Lack of guidance on home composting leads to increase in rats, say industry experts

    More rats are becoming attracted to home composters because people do not know how to use them properly, say industry experts. National Pest Technician Association board member Barrie Sheard told MRW that he supports home composting 100 per cent but some people are not using them properly which attracts rats. He said: ...

  • Potential Odours From Composting Facility

    Following the recent hot weather combined with the closure of other composting sites, Biowise has received an unusually high volume of household garden waste which has resulted in a backlog of material waiting to be processed. As advised by our industry regulator, the Environment Agency, we have temporarily stopped accepting garden waste into our facility at Willerby whilst we implement an ...


    By Wastewise

  • Greenwashing: misuse of EU composting standard EN 13432

    Lately, European Bioplastics (EUBP) is noticing an increasing malpractice by producers of fragmentation additives for conventional plastics referring to the European standard for industrial composting, EN 13432, when marketing their products. As is well known, such products do not fulfil the requirements of the EU norm for industrial composting of plastic products. Consequently, European ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • Smaller composters call for fairer protocol costs

    The introduction of a sliding pay scale to help small compost producers achieve quality certification could boost the whole sector. Brighton Community Compost Centre, the first community composter to achieve PAS 100, admitted the “the cost of certification on a per tonne basis is high”. BCCC is one of the smallest composting sites registered under the certification scheme as it processes 800 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spanish sites pick vertical composting solution

    Berkshire based VCU Europa have further expanded their footprint in Spain with the installation of two new vertical composting systems. The first is at Spanish poultry producers, Hermanos Alameda, who have selected VCU™ in vessel composting technology, to process their Animal By-Product (ABP) wastes. The company, a leading manufacturer in the Jaen province of southern Spain, have teamed ...


    By VCU Europa Ltd.

  • 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

  • U.S. Composting Council Invites You to Take Part in the 2012 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

    The U.S. Composting Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce a call for entries for its 2012 ICAW Poster Contest. The contest will run from September 15 until November 30, 2011 and is open to anyone who wants to help celebrate composting and promote the benefits of composting and compost use. The winning poster will serve as the 2012 ...


    By US Composting Council

  • 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

  • Still Time to Enter Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

    You can help promote recycling and possibly earn $500 for your efforts by submitting a poster proclaiming next year's International Compost Awareness Week.  Entries are due by November 30, 2011. The US Composting Council is calling for ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Green Innovation Award to Big Hanna Composter and FCF Technologies

    18-22nd of November 2012 our distributor FCF Technologies for the Benelux countries will present the Big Hanna Composter at 'Horeca Expo 2012' in Gent, Belgium. The 'Horeca Expo 2012' is for people working in the hotel, restaurant, catering and food preparation sector. Big Hanna Composter was nominated in the 'Horeca Expo 2012 Innovation Award' competition, which in total ...


    By Susteco AB

  • JetBlue To Launch Composting Program At JFK´s Terminal 5

    NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announced a partnership with Air Ventures and Royal Waste Services to compost leftovers from select restaurants in Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy ...


    By Carbonfund.org

  • PacifiClean Environmental to build state-of-the art compost facility in Central Washington

    Today, PacifiClean Environmental LLC announced it was selected by the city of Seattle to enter contract negotiations to recycle the curbside organic materials under a new contract. These materials will be processed at a state-of-the art facility in Kittitas Countyinto retail compost products and a line of soil amendments for Central and Eastern Washington's agricultural community. The facility ...


    By PacifiClean

  • 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

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