Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:59

Composting: Learn a Lesson from Besançon

26/04/2012 - The French city of Besançon is getting serious in its efforts to reduce waste. A new experiment in six schools is set to compost the considerable amount of bio-waste generated by their cafeterias: each week, Besançon’s 61 school cafeterias produce 2 tonnes of compostable waste.

Over the course of one year, different forms of composting will be tested in order to evaluate which are the most suitable methods for each configuration and cafeteria size. Set up and monitored by Trivial Compost, the programme will be complemented by awareness-raising and training sessions ...

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Friday, 30 March 2012 08:51

Municipal Waste Data 2010

30/03/2012 - Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published data on municipal waste for 2010. In the EU27, 502 kg of municipal waste was generated per person. Landfill is still the most common way of treatment, accounting for nearly 40% of municipal waste treated. Other forms are recycling (25%), composting (25%) and incineration (22%).

The treatment methods differ substantially between Member States. Wh...

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:20

Campus Composting at Bristol University

22/03/2012 – After the successful introduction of food waste collections at all student accommodation sites of Bristol University, two new composting schemes have been rolled out at the University over the last months, preventing bio-waste from ending-up in the garbage bin.

In early 2011, ‘Sustainability’, Bristol University’s team responsible for implementing environmental improvements, installed a ‘Rocket’ compost machine at one of the student houses. The Rocket works by speeding up the natural composting process: food waste from the residence hall’s kitchen, along w...

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