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Connections: Understanding Urban Soil Lead

by BioCycle Magazine  (Dec. 1, 2014)

There is no such thing as unleaded when talking about soils in urban areas. If a car had ever been driven near or paint had been applied to a home built on the soil prior to 1975, that soil will have measurable concentrations of lead. It can be detected in soils at the subparts per million range. Lead can cause developmental delays and reduced ...

Maryland’s New Composting Regulations

by BioCycle Magazine  (Dec. 1, 2014)

After a year of comments and revisions, the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) is scheduled to publish its new rules for permitting composting facilities this month (December) in the Maryland Register for a final 30-day comment period. Initially proposed last January, the slightly revised composting regulations are expected to take effect in ...

Installation of a Big Hanna composter in a block of flats for young students and workers in Besançon, France.

by Susteco AB  (Dec. 12, 2014)

SYBERT is a regional waste management company covering 198 local councils with 230 000 residents. SYBERT's strategy is focused on waste minimization and a variety of measures have been introduced to change peoples habits regarding waste.  In order to be able to offer solutions that makes it possible to avoid or minimize waste at source an ...

Ordinances To Amend Soils Boost Compost Demand

by BioCycle Magazine  (Oct. 19, 2014)

Municipalities everywhere are realizing that some of the environmental issues they are grappling with locally may be mitigated by healthier soils. In the late 1990s, when Puget Sound Chinook salmon was listed as threatened, Washington State officials scrambled to find ways to improve water quality in the Puget Sound and protect spawning streams. ...

Compost Tumblers - the most effective method of composting

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

There are many different methods of composting, and there are a number of products now available to those who compost. The compost bin to buy depends on the needs of the garden or home. With that said, compost tumblers provide an efficient, low maintenance, and reliable method of composting. One of the many misconceptions about composting is that ...

Benefits of composting at home

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

There are a lot of ways that we can take part in helping save the environment. Ways include water management, smart shopping, fuel efficiency and recycling. However, the most environmentally valuable action that we can all take part is composting. Through composting, we are helping out in reducing the overflow of worldwide waste considering that ...

Aerobic Composting 101

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

If you have recently purchased a compost tumbler bin, let me be the first to say congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step toward aerobic composting. What is aerobic composting, you ask, and why is it so great? In this article, we’ll explain how aerobic composting works and what you need to do to get started. There are two ...

Zero impact separate waste collection with donkeys and recycling food waste with Big Hanna composter in Italy!

by Susteco AB  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Montalto Ligure, a small village with about 365 inhabitants, situated in the Riviera Ligur's hinterland (North East Italy), an almost untouched place (difficult to reach and cross by 'normal' means of transport) said 'Enough!' to compactors and dumpsters.  ...

State Of Composting In The U.S.

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

The benefits of composting are well documented. Compost is a valuable soil conditioner. It adds needed organic matter, sequesters carbon, improves plant growth, conserves water, reduces reliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and helps prevent nutrient runoff and erosion. Composting also reduces the volume of materials that might ...

Why home composting is so great!

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

Have you heard of composting, but just aren’t sure what it means? Not sure why how compost can benefit you? If you haven’t started composting at home yet, now is the time! Home composting is more than just a growing trend among gardeners, it’s a great way to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard refuse into something you can ...

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