Feb 072012

The Ontario Waste Management Association’s http://www.owma.org/home.asp Organics Subcommittee held a successful one day seminar on compost quality today. The seminar was attended by 40 people that represented a cross section of the composting industry including the public sector, private sector operators and consultants. the intent was to provide attendees with some detailed information on compost quality. [Read More]

On Your Mark

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Feb 032012

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) has recently announced a partnership with the NSF, a global certification organization to help it certify compostable plastics. If you have been involved with compostable plastics at all you will know that it has been a long road with huge doses of countervailing scientific conjecture, counterclaims and confusion. BPI and [Read More]


Through the Mayor’s Sustainable Energy Council (MSEC) (http://www.msec.london.ca/) LHBA recently received a grant for $1,000 that was used to defray costs for a display at the London Home Show. I had the opportunity to make a presentation with Mayor Joe Fontana. The text of my remarks is included below: Londoners spend an estimated one billion dollars [Read More]

Big in Austin

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Jan 202012

As discussed in my last blog post one of the highlights of the US Composting Council conference was the excellent session on Anaerobic Digestion and Integration with Composting. It is clear that there are excellent opportunities to integrate off farm activities with on farm activities. This concept is something that is growing in Canada. Currently, [Read More]

Jan 202012

Austin, Texas claims to be the live music capital of the world. Every year they host the South by Southwest music festival. This week Austin has been hosting the 20th annual US Composting Council conference at the Renaissance Hotel. The conference features about 700 delegates that include about 130 exhibitors. It is gratifying to see [Read More]


The agricultural sector is often thought of as an end market for composts produced from residential and IC&I organic wastes. However, farms may also be places where off-farm organic wastes can be processed. On farm anaerobic digestion and biogas production is starting to grow in Canada. The on-farm management of organic wastes, in this manner, [Read More]

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