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Tidy Planet ships Rocket Composter to island in Paris's River Seine for large-scale food waste composting project

Organic waste expert Tidy Planet has expanded its globally-acclaimed range of Rocket Composters, with the creation of the B1400 - a machine specially commissioned for its French distributor, Les Alchimistes' large-scale composting project in the middle of the River Seine.  The French social enterprise is dedicated to increasing the value of food wastes on a localised and social scale - with community reintegration at the heart of its projects - collecting the food waste stream by bicycle, from supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels, from across the French capital. 

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Established ​DZH 7000 Series grinders feature new internal drive feed roller

Diamond Z's high-capacity, low maintenance DZH 7000 Series horizontal grinder is designed for any large-scale wood waste and land clearing grinding operation. The latest models are equipped with an internal drive feed roller which allows for less moving parts, quick and easy screen change and maintenance access, very aggressive feed and one of the largest crush roller and hammer mills in the industry. With 1,200 horsepower and proven production capacities in excess of 1,000 yards per hour, Diamond Z's DZH 7000 Series is ideal for the most difficult jobs. No other horizontal grinder can imitate this machines compliment of power, unparalleled production capabilities, versatility in difficult environments, innovation, and the attention to detail that stands out in every DZH 7000. 

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Bandit adds Pronar trommel screens and stackers to lineup

The 7.24 GT, now part of Bandit's product offerings, is a track-mounted or towable trommel screen with some of the highest throughput in the industry.

Bandit Industries, through a newly established partnership with  Poland-based company, Pronar, Sp. z  o.o., will commence offering select trommel screens and conveyor stackers. Bandit will unveil and demonstrate the Model 60 GT-HD stacker and the Model 7.24 GT trommel screen at the U.S. Composting Council's Conference and Tradeshow in Glendale, Arizona, from January 28-31.

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Composting Council Research Education Foundation releases report on soluble salts in compost

Composting Council Research Education Foundation releases report on soluble salts in compost

Compost contains a multitude of essential nutrients for plant growth, such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), and can also be a source of organic matter. However, recent concerns and criticisms have been directed toward composts with a high concentration of soluble salts. Soluble salts refer to the amount of soluble ions, such as calcium (Ca2+), potassium (K+), magnesium (Mg2+) and sodium (Na+), present in compost. Soluble salts are measured indirectly and cumulatively through electrical conductivity (EC). 

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Stora Enso and startup Sulapac have joined forces to develop renewable and biodegradable straws

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20,000 tech enthusiasts from around the world.

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by introducing a demo of a sustainable straw at Slush 2018, a global leading startup event gathering of 20,000 tech enthusiasts. The demo, targeting industrial scale production, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based on Sulapac's biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environment.

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​University of Delaware completes life cycle assessment of BioHiTech Digesters for food waste management

​University of Delaware completes life cycle assessment of BioHiTech Digesters for food waste management

BioHiTech Global, Inc., a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, has announced the results of an independent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its aerobic digester solution for food waste conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. 

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Morbark hosts 12th Demo Days, debuting new 23X Chiparvestor and showing latest grinders and chippers

Morbark's Demo Days event always brings a great deal of excitement to the area and its guests, and this year was no exception! From September 26-28, Morbark welcomed more than 250 guests within the forestry, biomass, recycling, sawmill and tree care industries from 14 countries for its 12th Demo Days event!

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Electrolux partners with food waste startup Karma

Electrolux announced recently that it is investing in Sweden-based Karma, a leading startup that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers. The investment is part of a wider USD 12 million round with other investors. Electrolux and Karma are also initiating a strategic partnership to explore common solutions in reducing food waste. 

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A&W initiative to remove 82 million plastic straws from waste stream yearly

Toasting A&W's move to eliminate plastic straws are, from left: Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, A&W Director of Distribution, Equipment & Packaging Tyler Pronyk, Ocean Wise President & CEO John Nightingale, and Richmond MLA and National Zero Waste Council Chair Malcolm Brodie.

A&W Canada has celebrated World Oceans Day 2018 by announcing it will remove plastic straws from its restaurants and instead offer its customers paper straws by the end of the year.

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Morbark debuts 6400 XT horizontal grinder and new whole-tree chipper

The new 6400XT grinder includes a 24-inch (60.96 cm) infeed bed, longer than previous Morbark grinders in the 1,000-plus horsepower range, and has sloped sides.

Morbark, LLC, a leading manufacturer of forestry, biomass, tree care, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment,  recently debuted two new machines: the 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder and the 50/48X Whole Tree Drum Chipper.

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CBI debuts 6800CT horizontal grinder

Guests at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo had the first-ever look at CBI's newest horizontal grinder: the Magnum Force 6800CT. CBI premiered the 6800CT along with the TSC 80T Tracked Conveyor May 11-12 at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Vermont. CBI equipment was paired with Terex Ecotec's TWH 226 Material Handler, showing the complementary value of both Terex Corporation brands in a single operation. 

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International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2018 is May 6 - 12

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2018 is May 6 - 12

May 6 - 12, 2018 is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated in Canada, the U.S. and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.

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Inner-city composting

The Hop Compost executive team between two HotRot vessels. From left to right: Chris Wong, CTO; Kevin Davies, Founder & CEO; and Meghan Perry, CFO.

Hop Compost built their first composting operation in Calgary in 2015. According to Kevin Davies, founder and CEO, due to their location in the city, at 17A Street, theirs is currently the most inner-city compost facility in Canada. 

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New CEC report shows ways to help solve North America's food loss and waste problem

New CEC report shows ways to help solve North America's food loss and waste problem

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), out of Montreal, has released a comprehensive report on the state of food loss and waste in Canada, Mexico and the United States, developed through the CEC's North American Initiative on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery. Characterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America documents adverse socio-economic and environmental impacts of food loss and waste, and actions that the industrial, commercial, institutional, government and nongovernmental sectors can implement to mitigate these impacts. 

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