25 Aug, 2021

Composting certified compostable products

By |2021-08-25T10:05:44+00:00August 25th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on Composting certified compostable products

Allowance of compostable liner bags, and in some cases compostable products, is a must for some clients of a Tennessee composter. Key has been tweaking processes and equipment to manage them successfully. In 2011, Edward Wansing launched The Compost Company in Ashland City, Tennessee, the first organics recycler in the mid-state region around Nashville. Wansing, [...]

3 Aug, 2021

Sustainable futures over the next decade are rooted in soil science

By |2021-08-03T09:53:02+00:00August 3rd, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on Sustainable futures over the next decade are rooted in soil science

In response to an emerging need to better understand soils as key deliverers of these vital services, the make-up of the soil science research community has been transformed. Soil science has arguably shifted from a discipline largely concerned with the fundamental mechanics of soil systems (soil physics, soil biology, soil chemistry, soil hydrology, etc), to [...]

6 Jul, 2021

Single-Use Plastics Directive comes into force

By |2021-07-06T10:34:36+00:00July 6th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on Single-Use Plastics Directive comes into force

The EU's Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) came into force on 3 July. The guidelines can be accessed through the European Commission website. They involve important changes to labelling, to materials and products permitted to be sold on the European market. More specifically, the SUPD comprises product bans; design requirements; targets for separate plastic recycling collections; [...]

2 Jun, 2021

European Commission publishes new SUP guidelines

By |2021-06-02T14:21:50+00:00June 2nd, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on European Commission publishes new SUP guidelines

On 31 May the EU Commission published the long awaited and delayed SUP guidelines, which aim to support Member States in the implementation of the Single-Use Plastic (SUP) Directive at national level by 3 July 2021. The EU Commission also published a Q&A on the application of SUP rules, as it can be expected that [...]

5 May, 2021

Benefits of compost highlighted during International Compost Awareness Week 2021

By |2021-05-05T12:08:39+00:00May 5th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on Benefits of compost highlighted during International Compost Awareness Week 2021

Compost organisations around the world have joined forces to highlight how composting can recycle carbon, help mitigate climate change and feed the soil. International Compost Awareness Week (2-8 May) showcases how recycling organic wastes into compost can benefit the environment and people by locking up carbon in soil, returning nutrients to degraded land while also [...]

15 Apr, 2021

We are living in a climate emergency, and we’re going to say so

By |2021-04-15T10:58:01+00:00April 15th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on We are living in a climate emergency, and we’re going to say so

Scientific American has agreed with major news outlets worldwide to start using the term “climate emergency” in its coverage of climate change. An official statement about this decision, and the impact it hopes it can have throughout the media landscape, is below. This idea is not a journalistic fancy. We are on solid scientific ground. [...]

30 Mar, 2021

Report advises Whitehall to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling

By |2021-03-30T13:47:12+00:00March 30th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on Report advises Whitehall to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling

The report, produced by Ricardo Energy, spoke to experts across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on the potential for compostable packaging to increase the amount of food waste captured for recycling and limit plastic contamination in organic waste streams. The Government is committed to rolling out separate household food waste collections across the [...]

4 Feb, 2021

Development of biodegradable plastic from marine seaweed 

By |2021-02-04T16:18:38+00:00February 4th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on Development of biodegradable plastic from marine seaweed 

The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has developed a bio-plastic film using marine seaweed and PEG-3000 which could have a huge impact on limiting the usage of non-biodegradable plastics and a game-changer in the plastic industry. Bio-plastic films safely breakdown in the environment without leaving any toxicity. The physical and mechanical properties of bio-plastic [...]

4 Feb, 2021

There is an alarming amount of microplastics in farm soil and our food supply

By |2021-02-04T16:16:17+00:00February 4th, 2021|News from the web|Comments Off on There is an alarming amount of microplastics in farm soil and our food supply

Microplastics, loosely defined as plastic pieces smaller than 5 millimeters across, or roughly the size of a small grain of rice, have made their mark on both the global ecosystem and the popular consciousness, famously killing seabirds and raining down on wilderness areas. And while the impacts of ocean microplastics have been the subject of significant [...]

2 Dec, 2020

Webinar: Circular Towns – driving sustainability in the built environment

By |2020-12-02T16:20:29+00:00December 2nd, 2020|News from the web|Comments Off on Webinar: Circular Towns – driving sustainability in the built environment

Against a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and a subsequent green recovery, targets to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and Brexit, this webinar will explore how towns, villages and communities across Wales can implement circular solutions, helping to move the country closer to a circular economy. Join a panel of experts and government representatives [...]

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