PLA-PCL blend tests best for composting

Among 15 plastics or blends tested under managed conditions, a research team said it was surprised that a blend of polylactic acid (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL) degraded completely to carbon dioxide, biomass and water under…


WTD Equipment joins Bandit’s dealer network

Bandit Industries said WTD Equipment has joined its growing dealer network to supply hand-fed chippers and stump grinders to the Pacific Northwest with two locations, in Portland, Ore., and in Monroe, Wash. “WTD Equipment has…







Who stole the compost?

One night in early May, somebody drove heavy equipment up to a pile of compost at the Idaho Botanical Garden and took a lot more of it than the city of Boise generally allows. The…


Iowa City offers new organic carts

Iowa City is offering new, optional carts for organic waste and recycling to curbside pickup customers to promote eco-friendly, waste-reduction practices starting this summer. The carts are easier and safer for residents and waste-management staff…


Madison to end compost program after 7 years

Madison, Wisc. is ending its compost collection program because residents were putting too many non-compostable items in their carts and the city can’t afford its own biodigester. The city said that ending the program will…