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GreenBlue releases guidelines for designing recyclable and compostable packaging

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Jul. 6, 2011)

Following two years of research into various end-of-life infrastructures and technologies, today GreenBlue® released a suite of reports that provide technical guidance on designing packaging to be compatible with common recovery methods. Design for Recovery Guidelines for Aluminum, Steel, Glass, and Paper Packaging detail common recovery ...

Composting Council: An Ongoing Commitment to Safety at Composting Facilities

by US Composting Council  (Oct. 24, 2011)

Recently two young men died in a tragic accident at Community Recycling & Resource Recovery Inc.'s composting facility near Bakersfield, California.  US Composting Council (USCC) President Frank Franciosi stated, "We are deeply saddened by this event, and the USCC is working with our membership to insure that incidents of the is nature ...

Plastics Composting at Home

by ASTM International  (Feb. 23, 2015)

As landfills continue to expand, many consumers continue to look for ways to recycle. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics, will educate consumers on the process of home composting these materials. The proposed standard will illustrate great potential ...

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 ...

Discounted home composters for residents

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 12, 2010)

A Hertfordshire local authority is giving residents the chance to purchase home composters at a discounted rate to encourage them to dispose of their kitchen and garden waste in an environmentally friendly way. Broxbourne Borough Council is offering the composter units at £19 and also giving people who buy one, the opportunity to purchase a ...

PepsiCo Rolls Out Eco-Friendly Recyclable and Compostable Cups

by PepsiCo, Inc.  (May 17, 2011)

PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced today that it has begun offering five options of eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable cups to Foodservice customers in the United States through company-owned and independent bottler distribution systems.The new offerings consist of fully recyclable clear plastic cups, including an rPET cup containing 20 percent ...

International Composting Awareness Week May 6 - 12, 2007. A time to `Spread the Compost` to support organics recovery, composting and the use of compost

by US Composting Council  (Mar. 19, 2007)

Holbrook, New York -- Be a part of the largest environmental education event for composting. The U.S. Composting Council officially invites you to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12, 2007. Celebrated across the United States, Canada, UK and Europe, composting advocates are encouraging everyone to Compost! This ...

Countrystyle Group acquires TJ Composting

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Apr. 7, 2010)

Waste management and recycling firm Countrystyle Group has significantly expanded its composting services after acquiring TJ Composting. Countrystyle Group will take over TJ Composting’s four operational sites in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and Essex, which all use open windrow composting technologies.  A keen supporter of composting, Countrystyle ...

Scotland raises awareness about compost

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 6, 2009)

The Scottish Government is urging people to help reduce waste during Compost Awareness Week by taking up composting as a greener way of disposing of their garden and kitchen waste. The week runs from 3 May to 9 May and aims to encourage more people to take up home composting by purchasing discounted compost bins through the Waste Aware Scotland ...

CU-Boulder makes enormous strides in recycling and composting with Ralphie`s Green Stampede

by University of Colorado  (Dec. 31, 2008)

Fans of the University of Colorado at Boulder's football team are used to seeing a lot of black and gold, but now they can take pride in another color: green. The 2008 football season saw the CU-Boulder Buffaloes embark on a recycling and composting program, dubbed Ralphie's Green Stampede, the first zero-waste program ever launched at an NCAA ...

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