Knowing that people in our own city are hungry and that children go to sleep without enough to eat is a moral outrage in a place as rich as this. One third of the garbage in the city's waste stream is food waste. There are ...
The concept of "from trash to treasure" holds true for the world of composting, where food waste is recycled into fertilizer for gardens. But what if compost could go beyond fertilizer? Now, one group reports in ACS Omega ...
Scientists at the University of York have found a way to remove antibiotic resistant genes from industrial compost, which could prevent them entering the food chain.
Scientists often get a bad rap as party poopers. As a case in point, my colleagues and I have provided data on the impacts of balloon releases on marine wildlife.
Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.
As concerns increase about the environmental impacts of harvesting peat and the rising costs of peatmoss used as a growing substrate, researchers are seeking feasible alternatives. Compost can be used as a replacement for ...
In North America, a whopping 30 to 40 per cent of our residential waste is organic—biodegradable garbage that could be composted but is often sent to landfills.
"You just composted 2.31 ounces," the screen reads. "If everyone on campus composted this amount today, UW would save $1,181.00."
You may know that compost often makes for good fertilizer. But could your green-bin discards be brewed into something even more powerful?
Many people compost their food scraps and yard waste because they think it's the right thing to do.