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2010-04-29 07:30:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Corporation, the industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced its expansion of operations to the United States with the launch of GaiaRecycle, LLC. The company will showcase the GaiaRecycle system in Atlanta at Waste Expo 2010 (Gaia booth #4715). GaiaRecycle employs patented technology developed by Gaia Corporation, with its 18 years of research and operational experience, to turn food scraps...

2010-04-23 10:27:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Kalamazoo businesses made sure their carbon footprint was as small as possible this Earth Day. And they know that the twenty-second of April isn't the only day of the year that they need to be concerned about being green. Kalamazoo-based Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions, is making huge environmental strides with their Greenware® line of products. This line...

2010-04-22 10:04:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of Earth Day, and as part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, Diageo (NYSE: DEO), the world's leading spirits, wine, and beer company, today announced environmental initiatives at two of its North American facilities. Diageo's bottling and packaging plant in Relay, Maryland has kicked off a series of major projects that, when completed, will reduce carbon emissions by a total of over 670 tons per year. At the...

2010-04-19 09:30:00

Agricultural, environmental leaders break ground on unique composting facility partnership LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local and regional leaders today broke ground on an innovative facility that may be the first-of-its-kind to turn both excess manure from local farms and waste from yards and kitchens into compost and prevent polluted runoff from reaching Lancaster County's streams and rivers. By composting manure from local farms, food waste from local...

2010-04-15 13:30:00

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The amount of food scraps recycled by Seattle residents increased by an amazing 47 percent in 2009, thanks to new weekly collection contracts and extraordinary customer participation. This puts Seattle's recycling of food waste at approximately 10 times the national average. To thank customers for their efforts, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Cedar Grove Composting are announcing a special campaign called Compost Days. From April 15 through May 30,...

2010-04-14 13:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Through a partnership with the National Park Foundation, International Paper (NYSE: IP) is launching a series of commemorative national park cups, available for use by parks, concessionaires and others. The cups - International Paper's commercially compostable ecotainer® - feature eight different artistic renderings of iconic national parks along with an educational message about conservation and environmental...

2010-03-31 06:00:00

PLANO, Texas, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of Earth Month, the SunChips brand today officially introduces the world's first 100 percent compostable chip bag at an event in Los Angeles, along with details about a new national consumer education effort to encourage composting and greener lifestyles. The new 100 percent compostable bags are made with plant-based polylactic acid (PLA), a renewable material that also allows the bags to fully compost in approximately 14 weeks when placed...

2010-03-29 07:40:07

A new tool developed to measure stability in organic wastes The number of waste treatment facilities using biological processes to biodegrade waste has been increasing over the years. These installations receive municipal and industrial organic wastes with the common main goal of reducing their biodegradable organic matter content. Composting, anaerobic digestion, and mechanical-biological treatment plants contribute to organic matter recycling and energy recovery, and avoid landfilling. The...

2010-03-12 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YONG), ("Yongye or "the Company") a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of Shengmingsu brand plant and animal nutrient products in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced its operating entity in China, Yongye Nongfeng Biotechnology, signed a preliminary agreement with a local supplier of humic acid to purchase an undeveloped lignite coal resources project in Inner Mongolia, PRC....

2010-02-16 14:12:00

Intends to Work with Legislature on Fee Extension to Preserve Popular, Effective Program HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local recycling and compost programs in 40 counties across Pennsylvania received a boost today as Governor Edward G. Rendell announced $20 million in grants to help support these efforts that employ tens of thousands of people and contribute billions of dollars to the economy. The 113 recycling development and implementation grants the Governor...


Latest composting Reference Libraries

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...

Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

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