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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 ...

Discounted home composters for residents

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (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 ...

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

by BHAGIRATHI ROTOPLAST  (Jun. 9, 2008)

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 ...

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 - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (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 - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (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 ...

Low cost of cardboard prompts Donarbon to compost it

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Nov. 11, 2008)

Cambridge-based waste management firm Donarbon will look to compost its cardboard if it cannot find end markets for it. The announcement from the firm comes amid lack of demand for paper and cardboard from global markets and a sharp drop in prices. Speaking to MRW waste promotions manager Mark Shelton said the cardboard it takes from council ...

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 ...

Recycling and Composting Drive Success of Diversion and Recovery Goals at 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

  TEMPE, Ariz., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management officially announced today the final diversion and recovery percentages as part of the Zero Waste Challenge from this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) PGA TOUR tournament. More than 97 percent of waste generated by the tournament was diverted from ...

Safety of windrow composting questioned by British politician

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Dec. 4, 2008)

In an attack on the safety of open air windrow composting, an MP has said anaerobic digestion should be the preferred option. During a Commons debate, MP Michael Clapham said that AD was preferable technology for recycling organics because it was “considered safe” and referred to AD as “recycling in a meaningful and productive way”. Clapham ...

Kiverco unveils its Backbone in Waste Composting

by Kiverco Recycling Systems Ltd.  (Nov. 9, 2015)

Two waste and recycling experts have joined forces to protect the environment and create resources for future generations following the installation of a Kiverco waste screening plant at EnVar’s organic waste treatment site in Cambridgeshire. EnVar is the UK's largest waste in-vessel and windrow composting facility and ...

GBP 1m composter bucks downward financial trend

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Dec. 8, 2008)

A composting company is bucking the downward economic trend by announcing it is on target to achieve a £1 million turnover. This would be the first time that Accelerated Compost (AC) had hit such a turnover since it started in 2002. The company, makers of the Rocket in-vessel composter, said its financial success suggests that more companies are ...

Smaller composters call for fairer protocol costs

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Feb. 2, 2009)

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 ...

Kick-start to Compost Awareness Week 2014

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (May 7, 2014)

Compost awareness week kicked off on Monday 5th May and will be running until Sunday (11th May). Local authorities and businesses alike are taking part by organising awareness events, free compost giveaways or discounted compost containers. Despite there being no UK coordinator for the week, composting charity Garden Organic has been helping to ...

Veolia`s Nottinghamshire composting plant plans rejected

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Dec. 4, 2009)

Veolia Environmental Services’ planning application to build a composting plant next to a fresh food supplier in Nottingham has been refused by the local authority. Despite planning officers recommending the construction of the plant, Nottinghamshire County Council unanimously refused the application because of its possible impact on ...

Quality compost’s business potential tested on roofs

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Feb. 19, 2009)

Quality recycled compost will be used for green roofs and rain gardens, among other innovative projects, in trials to explore the material’s technical and commercial potential. The trials, organised by the Waste & Resources Action Programme, will also continue research into regenerating brownfield sites to grow biofuel crops, which it began in ...

Composting industry`s growth is set to continue

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Oct. 21, 2009)

Results from the annual Association for Organics Recycling survey has shown a nine per cent increase in recycled organics. The 2007/08 report, put together by AFOR and the Waste & Resources Action Programme, showed 4.5 million tonnes of source segregated waste was composted in the UK with half of this sold on and industry reporting turnover ...

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