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In Ain (France), farmers help to recycle household wastenewThe OVADE plant treats and valorises the residual household waste of some 330.000 inhabitants of the Ain department in France. It uses a process unique in the world (SORDISEP) which ensures a high quality compost. Complying with the NF U 44-051 standard, the compost produced on the Viriat site is rich in organic matter.
Bio-Based Packaging: Materials, Modifications, Industrial Applications and SustainabilitynewEnvironmental impacts and consumer concerns have necessitated the study of bio-based materials as alternatives to petrochemicals for packaging applications. The purpose of this review is to summarize synthetic and non-synthetic materials feasible for packaging and textile applications, routes of upscaling, (industrial) applications, evaluation of sustainability, and end-of-life options.
Production of clean compost out of mixed MSWnewMaking clean compost out of mixed MSW: a giant leap towards Zero Waste
Integrating digester & tunnel composter in FrancenewThe Ecocea anaerobic digestion and composting facility is expected to process 73.000 tons of household waste and 8.000 tons of green waste per year, with biomethane fed into an industrial natural gas network.
Organic Recycling of Agricultural Waste Today: Composting and Anaerobic DigestionnewBiotransformation of Agricultural Waste and By-Products - 1st Edition. Author: Poltronieri. Elsevier (in press)
Bio-end-of-life of textiles - Presentation at Performance Days 2017You can also listen to the podcast via the following link.
Expert statement : (Bio)degradable mulching filmsThe first part discusses the biochemical pathway of biodegradation and more particularly the meaning of complete biodegradation in soil. The second part touches on the possible accumulation of plastics in the soil as a result of repetitive use of both non-biodegradable and biodegradable mulching films.
25 years of bioplastics degradation testing - A journeyOWS (Organic Waste Systems) is one of the world’s leading experts in biodegradability, compostability and ecotoxicity testing of different types of materials, including bioplastics. The journey started in 1990 - right around the time when the first bioplastics entered the market.
A one-stop shop for biodegradability testingElisabeth Skoda spoke to Marketing & Sales Manager Sam Deconinck to find out more about the company's internationally succesful biodegradable materials testing business.
Using the product environmental footprint for supply chain management: lessons learned from a case study on porkThe purpose of this study was to test the chain-organization environmental footprint (chain-OEF) approach by applying it to part of a pork production chain in Belgium. The approach is supposed to provide insight into the environmental impact of a specific production chain in an efficient manner by applying pragmatic data collection throughout the chain. This is achieved by allocating the environmental impact of each of the production sites to the product of interest using straightforward allocation rules.