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Compost Calculator

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The calculator allows you to see the financial values of the key nutrients N, P and K present in compost and biofertiliser, when compared with inorganic fertilisers. The values are based on the typical total nutrient contents of composts and...

Implementation Guide for Small Business Recycling Cooperatives

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
Cooperatives can provide small businesses convenient and affordable access to recycling services. With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under the President’s Climate Change Action Plan, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC...

Decentralised Composting for Cities of Low and Middle Income Countries

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The book Decentralised Composting for Cities of Low- and Middle-Income Countries - A User's Manual describes approaches and methods of composting on neighborhood level in small-and middle-scale plants. It considers issues of waste collection,...

Market Report on the Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Sectors in Ireland

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The InterTradeIreland has published in 2009 a market report on composting and anaerobic digetion sector in Ireland. The report shows the issues and challenges in the sectors, but also the opportunities to develop cross-border trading of compost and...

Organic Waste Publications

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
WASTE advisers on urban environment and development provide for free, a wide range of publications regarding the organic waste fraction. Amongst others, the following are included: Fact Sheet on Anaerobic Digestion The Organic Waste Flow in...

Marketing Compost: A guide for Compost Producers in Low and Middle-Income Countries

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The guide describes a marketing approach to composting, and is intended to help compost producers run more viable initiatives by unlocking the value of their product. The handbook does not cover everything there is to know about marketing, but starts...

Plastic Waste: Options for Small Scale Recovery

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
WASTE advisers on urban environment and development have published a guide book on options for Small-Scale Resource Recovery for Plastic Waste. The book provides some initial guidelines for small-scale, low-technology options for mixed plastic waste...

Start a Business: Junkshop & Scrap Business

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Department of Trade and Industry, thought the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development, of the Philippines has published a series of guides for starting your own waste recovery business. Important information is provided with...

Start a Business: Vemi-Composting

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Department of Trade and Industry, thought the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development, of the Philippines has published a guide for starting your own vermi-compost business. Important information is provided with regards to:...

Scrap Crash! What the crash in prices of scrap means for wastepickers and other recyclers

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
This report is based on a study of 103 waste recyclers. It shows that the sector has been impacted by the crash in prices of scrap in 2009. The report is available on line and for free.