Anaerobic digestion reduces greenhouse effect, according to scientists

August 26, 2010


According to a recent story in Idaho’s Lewiston Morning Tribune, researchers at Washington State University believe the key to reducing the greenhouse effect lies in a certain technology – anaerobic digestion. The energy created by this process is often the focus, but the article also notes that anaerobic digestion also creates what’s referred to as Read more...

Modesto dumps recycling program for composting

August 17, 2010

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Earlier this week the blog detailed the innovative ways the city of Modesto, Calif. plans to replace its recycling program with a full-scale composting plan, in full effect by the end of August. Residents separate their waste into regular trash and organic scraps – which includes yard clippings and food scraps that can be Read more...

Sustainability can save money, Ashden winners prove it

August 3, 2010


As energy solutions like biogas and anaerobic digestion continue to take root all across the world, countries are disproving the myth that these clean tech options must be costly to work. It isn’t so. And a recent feature article, Sustainability Paying for Itself: International Biogas and UK Home-Grown Energy Wins at the Ashden Awards, by Read more...

Harvest Power, Triple T Trucking work toward zero waste

July 8, 2010

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Today, Harvest Power’s partnership with New Hampshire-based Triple T Trucking was featured in the Brattleboro Reformer. The story, by staff writer Chris Garofalo, presented plans to create an organics to energy and recycling station in the New England area that works toward a common goal of zero waste while creating renewable energy. Harvest CEO Paul Read more...

An Open Letter to Congress RE: Climate Policy and the US Economy

July 8, 2010


Dear Congress, Please pass an energy and climate bill.  Our economy can’t do without one.  Don’t believe the conventional wisdom that says a climate bill is bad for jobs or for consumers.  In fact, the opposite is true. A good climate/energy bill, including the ones you are currently considering, will address the major problems ailing Read more...

Burnaby adds food scraps recycling to yard waste pick-up

July 1, 2010


On June 7, Burnaby residents living in a single or duplex home that receives curbside pickup of yard trimmings also had the option of joining the Burnaby’s Food Scraps Recycling Program. Less than one month in, food scraps and paper products were added to the mix, reducing the household waste by half and helping the Read more...

Do you have a Green Can?

June 17, 2010


When it comes to striving toward zero waste, a Green Can can come in handy. The Green Can initiative – currently in progress in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada –  is just one example of a source separated organic program that benefits from Harvest’s composting facility. It’s one way we’re working with the city as it Read more...

Florida’s Gov. Crist vetoes yard waste bill

June 2, 2010


It’s official – Floridians are in favor of recycling. That was the message Tuesday when Florida Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a House bill that would have repealed a state-wide ban related to yard waste disposal . According to an article in The Florida Tribune, Crist considered the bill to be a step backwards for the Read more...

Quest to Compost

May 27, 2010

My kitchen scrap bucket, complete with a lid to keep odors down

by Elizabeth Lowell As a kid growing up in a single-family home with a yard and a father who gardened, I was used to putting food scraps in the compost bin. Fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds and egg shells always went into a bucket under the sink, right next to the trash can. The Read more...

Scotch distillery to turn whisky waste into electricity

May 25, 2010

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Biogas generators seem to be popping up everywhere – and we’re glad to see it. The latest project to make news comes from Bruichladdic, a whisky distillery on the Scottish isle of Islay. The independently-owned facility – and one of eight distilleries on the island – is about to incorporate anaerobic digestion into their process Read more...

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