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2011-07-05 14:05:00

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecologico-Logic, Inc., a Nevada-based green technology company, has unveiled a prototype of a state-of-the-art waste reduction system - known as "The Muncher"®- that is far faster, greener and more cost-effective than any waste management technology currently in use. Its primary purpose is to reduce the weight and volume of all organic and many types of inorganic waste. The Muncher® achieves its high-volume...

2011-06-30 02:00:00

LEBANON, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While you're enjoying that well deserved summer vacation, don't forget your garden will be home working hard. Here are some simple tips from www.preen.com to keep your garden going while you're on the go. A Good Soak - Give flower and vegetable gardens a good final soak before flying the coop. This is especially important if rainfall has been inadequate, or sparse precipitation is predicted. The good news is that further watering may not be a...

2011-05-31 16:34:01

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down. "Biodegradable materials, such as disposable cups and utensils, are broken down in landfills by microorganisms that then produce methane," says Dr. Morton Barlaz, co-author of a paper describing the research and professor and head of NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and...

2011-05-13 09:50:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turning Earth, LLC, a developer of integrated organics recycling facilities, has entered into an exclusive licensing and joint development agreement with the Danish company Solum Group to deploy Solum's Aikan(TM) High Solids Anaerobic Digestion ("HSAD") Technology in Turning Earth's Triple Play(TM) organics recycling facilities in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Turning Earth has exclusive rights to the Aikan(TM) technology in North...

2011-05-05 07:04:00

APOPKA, Fla., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) "We want to extract the highest value possible from the materials we manage. Recycling organics through composting and the development of other technologies that may produce energy,...

2011-05-03 07:04:00

HOUSTON and WILMINGTON, Del., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced a strategic investment in the Peninsula Compost Company, LLC (PCC), which owns and operates the Wilmington Organic Recycling Center (WORC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) WORC is the only fully operational and permitted in-vessel organics processing center in the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia area. Currently, WORC processes 250 to 300 tons per day...

2011-04-04 16:58:30

Study evaluates properties of biocontainers compared to plastic Containers made from plastics are used in most traditional greenhouse operations. While plastic containers are practical, strong, and can be formed to any size, shape, or color, the extensive use of these petroleum-based containers creates significant waste disposal problems for the greenhouse industry and consumers. One example: a 2008 report found that a typical greenhouse operation in California discards over 3560 pounds of...

2011-03-15 15:42:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Composting Council and its membership is working hard to fight attempts by state legislatures to repeal long-standing bans on the disposal of leaves and other yard debris in landfills in Georgia and Michigan. Both states have seen similar efforts in the past few years turned back by recycling supporters with help from the USCC and local composters. Often done under the guise of "energy independence" or even "fighting...

2011-03-15 08:23:00

XI'AN, China, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; "China Green Agriculture" or "the Company"), a leading producer and distributor of humic acid ("HA") based compound fertilizers, blended fertilizers, organic compound fertilizers and mixed organic-inorganic compound fertilizers through its wholly owned subsidiaries in China, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. ("Jinong") and Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd....

2011-03-03 11:18:00

SYDNEY, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HotelsCombined.com, the world leader in hotel price comparison, today announced the most innovative ways that hotels strive to achieve a positive impact on the environment, culture and local economy. Green hotels come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, and can be found almost anywhere, from the streets of San Francisco to exotic island hideaways. With the number of ecofriendly options on the rise, why not reduce your footprint and "go green" on your...


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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