Composting

Glamping just like staying in luxury hotel but you also crap in a hole

<b>GLAMPING is exactly like staying at a posh hotel except you have to defecate into a hole in the ground, it has emerged.</b><p>25-year-old Nikki Hollis, who …

Glamping

Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them

With news that companies like Starbucks, Hyatt and Marriott have agreed to ban plastic straws, it’s a fitting time to consider the role of plastic in …

Sustainability

City to urge environment ministry to speed up improvements at composting facility

A solution is said to be at hand to odour problems that have plagued parts of the east end.<p>Hamilton politicians say all they need now is some …

Environment

Cozy camper van stands out with custom woodworking

There’s even a Japanese-inspired Shoji screen<p>Camper vans are so popular right now that every week we discover a new van conversion company working to transform cargo haulers into mobile adventure homes. The best part about all of this van eye candy? Watching fellow camper addicts innovate in …

Campervans

11 Things You Should NOT Do With Your Fallen Leaves

If you don’t want to annoy your neighbors, harm the environment or your back, avoid these bad practices for dealing with fallen leaves.<p>In many …

Home

Canning is the New Composting: Here’s Why You Should Do It

Preserving food is an age-old tradition. Humans have been perfecting ways to preserve food as long as they have been eating it. Early efforts were basic drying methods that evolved to salting and fermenting, and eventually led to the many processes we use to preserve food today – from canning and …

Tomatoes

At SFO, zero waste means zero confusion

On Saturday afternoon, a visitor from Los Angeles stood perplexed at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Before he could rid himself of the …

Sustainability

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: 2 Misconceptions about Composting

Setting up a hot compost pile can be a bit of a nuisance if you don't understand a few key concepts about the carbon:nitrogen ratio. Browns and …

Gardening

Eco Friendly Public Urinals Are A Thing In Paris....

• Locals are demanding that the "ugly" public urinals installed across Paris be removed.<br>• Local mayor Ariel Weil says they're necessary to prevent men …

Green Living

AeromatiCo Machine Aims To Take Composting Mainstream

Maybe more people would compost if it wasn’t so dirty and smelly. Maybe they’d be interested in a compost machine called AeromatiCo. It looks like a blue rain barrel. But the “life-giving liquid” it makes is great for all kinds of plants, says co-creator Ann Paxton.<p>Paxton’s husband Dan Scott came …

Food Waste

A Portable Micro Home is the New American Dream

This student-designed micro home is completely self-sufficient and can be towed by your average car.<p>This prototype for a new kind of self-sufficient …

Liberal View

Freedom From Pollution: Top 5 Ways How Offices In India Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint | Independence Day Special

<b>New Delhi:</b> A workplace is a second home for many, a place where they spend 8-9 hours of their productive time. From using paper carelessly to …

Sustainability

'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'

Recyclable and compostable options are only truly beneficial if they end up, and are processed, in the correct waste facility, writes industry expert …

Sustainability

Is Composting for Methane Gas a Good Way to Conserve Energy?

Not really, says Mr. Green—your best bet is to simply reduce food waste<p><b>Hey Mr. Green,</b><p><b>There are composting units for organic waste that produce</b> …

Sustainability

What Is the Difference Between Compost & Potting Soil?

Gardening

Starbucks tries to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash ... with help from McDonald's

You go to the coffee shop and take your coffee to go. You enjoy your drink, then throw the paper cup in the trash. Or do you put it in the recycling? It’s confusing.<p>A lot of us — people everywhere — are using to-go cups these days.<p>“A recent report said that there are 600 billion cups — billion with …

Sustainability

Free India From Waste Crisis: Smart And Easy Ways To Reduce Food Wastage

<b>New Delhi</b>: We live in a country that wastes around 67 million tonnes of food every single year. To put this figure in perspective – this amount is …

Sustainability

Parole eligibility hearing set for Halifax man who strangled off-duty cop

HALIFAX — A parole eligibility hearing is scheduled today for a Halifax man who strangled an off-duty police officer and used a compost bin to dump …

Crime

Court defeat for environment watchdog

WA’s environmental regulator this week suffered an embarrassing court loss in a case involving a controversial composting business that received …

Administrative Law

Processor: Not all compostable plastics end up in compost

Where do compostable plastics end up when they're done being used as cups, plates, straws and silverware?

Sustainability

This GMC Short Bus Was Turned Into a Camper

From the outside, this looks like your average GMC short bus. Inside, however, you’ll find the work of a German filmmaker and tattoo artist, who …

General Motors

Montrealers are using compost bags that contaminate organic waste, landfill company says

The bags most Montrealers use to line their compost bins are actually making it more difficult to compost what they contain, according to the …

Sustainability

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<i>Written by Victoria Bailey; Updated March 15, 2018</i><p>The old-school advice used to be, "Add coffee grounds willy-nilly to your lawn, and you'll soon have a dark green expanse that will rival your local ball park. Just hit up the corner coffee shop to get all the free black gold you can carry, and …

Gardening

Tipping point: Boulder now saving more than half of trash from landfill

PrAna has always had it out for plastics. The yoga brand in 2010 began shipping more of its clothes wrapped in paper and string, rather than the …

Sustainability

To vanquish food waste, a competition aims to design and compost

<i>This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly.</i><p>—<p>To the uninitiated, it sounds simple enough: Design a cheap, urban-friendly composting device that …

News (U.S.)

IR: Table Analysis - Calculating | GMAT practice question

The table lists the yearly use of natural organic materials for fertilizer (in tons) in the United States from 1991 to 2011, categorized by type: …

Sewage

Mystery of the compost pile: What insect is causing those nasty bites?

<b>Hi Patrice:</b><p>We have been long-time composters in other areas of the country. We now live in Benicia and have a question we haven’t seen addressed …

Gardening

Recycles Day and Compost Give-Away

On August 4th over 1,429 Alameda County residents dropped off household hazardous waste, e-waste, and pharmaceuticals for proper disposal.<p>Castro …

Alameda County

East Aurora-based composting startup gets $450K investment - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

By Dan Miner <br>– Reporter, Buffalo Business First<p>Aug 9, 2018, 2:24pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 9, 2018, 4:30pm EDT<p>A few years ago, McCullagh Coffee Roasters was …

Buffalo

Free Composting Class In Perris This Weekend

Attend this "how-to" class to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, fruit, and vegetables into soil conditioner.<p><b>From RC …

Gardening