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Commentary: Composting for the love of the earth

If it wasn't clear before, the times in which we now live confirm: Mother Nature doesn't need us; we need Mother Nature. During this  time of COVID-19, we humans are in the most terrible of panics. But this is confined to just us. All around us, spring is making its brilliant appearance with the migratory birds returning, trees budding and the early flowers breaking through the ground. Nature has her ways and it's abundantly clear that it is not just about us.

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Subpod compact food waste composter now available globally

Subpod, the Australia-based company behind a new modular composting system that treats high volumes of food waste and other organic matter, have globally launched the subpod composting system. The Subpod is an in-garden composting system that is powered solely by worms and microbes. The system doubles as modern garden seating and turns food waste into nutrient-rich soil, without the hard work, mess and odours of traditional composting methods. Subpod is designed with the purpose of taking the hard work out of composting, and to make the practice more accessible to high- and lower-volume food waste producers across the globe, from families to restaurants.

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Advancing aerobic composting at Freestate Farms

Communities throughout North America are implementing recycling programs to extend the life of waste management facilities. Green waste programs have been a centrepiece of these efforts for decades. However, until recently, many green waste recovery programs have only focused on the efficient collection of yard and wood waste material, with the majority of profits coming from disposal fees. Today, savvy composting facilities are flipping that "old" business model on its head by incorporating technology and science to create both renewable energy and nutrient-rich compost that can be sold at a premium price. 

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