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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 ...


  • REY identifies GBP 5m compost market for small producers

    Recycling Efficiency Yorkshire has set up a network to exploit a GBP 5million market for compost in the region. Under the network REY will bring together smaller compost producers to supply up to one million tonnes of material for land regeneration uses. The land regeneration business network allows small-scale local compost producers to join forces to fulfil big orders. REY organic waste ...

  • ABPR approved composting with BIODEGMA® IVC

    The latest example of BIODEGMA® IVC design combined with GORETM Cover membrane technology being used for Animal-by Product Regulation (ABPR) approved in-vessel composting is the London Waste Composting Centre in London’s Edmonton EcoPark which was approved in 2005. This is where 30,000 tpa of kitchen, green and organic waste originating from seven London districts is treated in 16 BIODEGMA® IVC ...


    By BIODEGMA GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Local composting - an environmentally friendly and cost effective solution for the Puglia region

    Puglia is a region situated at the far southeast part of Italy. ...


    By Susteco AB

  • EPA Provides Grant for Organic Gardening and Composting Training in Brooklyn; Community Gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant to Benefit from Program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to Green Guerillas, a New York City community-based organization, to teach organic gardening skills to a team of Brooklyn young people. The grant was awarded under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. ...

  • Bachelor of Science Thesis - Life cycle assessment and environmental benefits of the composting machine Big Hanna.

    This spring two students, Marcus Sohlberg and Henrik Svensson from Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Product- and production development, Division of Production System made their Bachelor of Science Thesis 'Life cycle assessment and environmental benefits of the composting machine Big Hanna'.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • The General Council of Val de Marne installs a Big Hanna Composter on its site Chérioux in France

    The Collège Adolphe Chérioux de Vitry-sur-Seine works towards a sustainable development and is now introducing a food waste management system by installing the BIG HANNA Composter model T240. This is something completely new to the Val-de-Marne region! ...


    By Susteco AB

  • BASF and Joraform Worldwide Cooperation Agreement

    BASF and Joraform has recently signed a worldwide cooperation agreement focused on promoting each other’s products. Joraform the world leader of local composting has executed a series of tests on biodegradable cups, plates and biobags made from BASF´s ecovio compound. These ...


    By Joraform AB

  • Scotland to do more to combat waste

    Scotland has increased efforts in recycling and composting waste over the past five years, but is it enough? The latest recycling and composting figures were released today by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and show a small increase in figures reaching 31.2%. It was great news that Scotland met the 30% target for 2008, but it may not be enough to meet the challenging targets ...

  • First Big Hanna installed in Hotel O'Xardin, Carballiño in Spain

    We are happy to announce that our Spanish distributor Todoverde based in Ourense, Galicia, Spain have installed their first Big Hanna Composter. Todoverde was founded in 1984 converting manure from a rabbit farm to a natural fertilizer in a sustainable and effective way by using vermicomposting. Today Todoverde produce and sell natural fertilizer, garden products and small scale composters at ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Select groundcover management systems found viable for organically managed apple orchard

    Determining and implementing orchard management practices that can improve soil organic matter is one of the primary goals of the USDA's National Organic Program. For producers in the southeastern United States, where interest in small-scale and organically managed orchards is growing, the challenge can be finding combinations of groundcover management systems and organic nutrient sources that ...

  • NativeEnergy celebrates 10 years of innovation

    NativeEnergy, an innovator in the United States carbon market, today launched its year-long 10-Year Anniversary program. The company was formed in August 2000 and soon began working with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to develop and help finance the first tribally owned large scale wind turbine in the country. NativeEnergy's newest project, posted on the company's website today, is the Laurelbrook (CT) ...

  • 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

  • Totally Green Appoints Former USDA Official, Boyd K. Rutherford, as Strategic Advisor

    Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, has appointed the former U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Administration, Boyd K. Rutherford, as a strategic advisor. Rutherford is currently the founder and principle of Eastwind Strategies, LLC of Columbia, Maryland. ...


  • Mow and munch!

    Soon our lawns will be coverend in not just grass, but also leaves! You can multi-task by “munching” your leaves as you mow. Just mow over them, chopping them into small bits, and let them stay on the grass. These shredded leaves will help to control weeds and provide your soil with winter nutrients that lead to a beautiful lawn next spring. And don’t worry about seeing brown on ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • AfOR plea for help to take on tax

    An ‘unfair’ tax that could cripple the industry is being taken on by a recycling trade body but it needs support from the sector. The Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) is lobbying the government over the new business rates due to come into effect in April next year. Those who are already paying could see their rates rise by as much as 75%. AfOR is concerned that the tax is being based on ...

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