Monday, 12 September 2011

23-24 September Our new distributor Earthsoul in India is exhibiting at “Waste Management Summit 2011”

We are happy to announce that we have a new distributor in India – Mr Perses Bilimoria at Earthsoul India Pvt. Ltd. Mr Bilimoria will make a presentation at “Waste Management Summit 2011 - Solutions for a Sustainable Future” taking place at HICC Novotel, Hyderabad, India the 23 & 24th f September 2011.

30:th of Sept. to 2:nd of Oct - Todoverde will attend the Salón BioAtlantic in Vigo, Spain

Our distributor in Spain, Todoverde, will exhibit at the Salón BioAtlantic the 30th of September to the 2nd of October in Vigo. This is an exhibition for Ecological products, Green Building and Green energy so Big Hanna Composter will fit well in to this profile.
More information about the exhibition

Sunday, 11 September 2011

21-24 September, DurablEnviro will attend “The international Tourism Sustainability Conference 2011” in Mauritius

Our distributor, Durablenviro Ltd, will attend the “The international Tourism Sustainability Conference 2011” taking place the 21-24 of September 2011 at the InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort, just north of the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis.
Please contact our distributor in Mauritius for more details or to visit a installation of a Big Hanna in Mauritius - just for more information about how to composting food waste on-site.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Minister visits Environmental Trust Fund project at Nepisiguit Chaleur Solid Waste Commission

Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney visited the Nepisiguit Chaleur Solid Waste Commission to learn more about projects that received $55,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund. Blaney also visited a compost system, named Big Hanna installed at École Secondaire Népisiguit, which is part of a project previously funded in part by the Envrionmental Trust Fund. "I was pleased to see this compost system in action," said Blaney. "Project such as this are great examples of the excellent work being done by environmental groups and orgnaizations supported every year by the Environmental Trust Fund.
Front row, from left: Jean-Guy Lévesque, director of School District 5 Étoile du Nord; Jean Allain, president of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick Bathurst campus; Paul Thibodeau, principal of École Secondaire Nepisiguit. Back row, from left: Annette Hondas, principal of École Place des Jeunes; Paul Losier, president of the Nepisiguit-Chaleur Solid Waste Commission; Blaney; Pierre Etchery, representative for Contact Engineering Big Hanna's rep; Anne-Marie Gamong, School District 5 Étoile du Nord; Raymond Bryar, general manager of the Nepisiguit-Chaleur Solid Waste Commission.
Read the news on École Secondaire Népisiguit's website (in French)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Big Hanna The Story - Our Composting Journey by Glenmore Lodge

We installed a Big Hanna T120 at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland in January this year and they now published their very own story about their 'Composting Journey':

Here at Glenmore Lodge we have one of the best back garden's in the world and we want to continue enjoying it for years to come. Glenmore Lodge is Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre; our aim is to offer world class training in outdoor adventure sports and encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors more often. "We understand the fragile and special nature of our environment and we will ensure that activities are sustainable. We are committed to making environmental improvements to the site on which we operate and we will take a responsible approach to the efficient use of our resources and waste management. We will communicate high standards of sustainable good practice to our customers and students attending courses. We acknowledge our global and local social responsibilities, especially in the local area as an employer and purchaser of local goods and user of local services".
(Glenmore Lodge Plan 2009-11).

Big Hanna arrived on the back of a lorry in November 2010 to be commissioned a few weeks later, unfortunately this coincided with a huge dump of snow so the commissioning was postponed until mid January. If you haven’t worked it out already Big Hanna is a composter designed for decomposing organic waste.
There are several different models but we have the T120 capable of taking up to 500kg of waste per week. Made of stainless steel she is expected to last at least 20 years. The process is simple the kitchen staff separate the waste from the kitchen and dining room and put all non meat food waste into green caddy buckets, these are taken daily and weighed then emptied into the machine. A record is kept of the amount going in and also the amount of woodchip pellets to absorb moisture. There a few quick checks to be made daily to make sure the fan is working, cleaning of the filter, checking the bag collecting the compost is secure, and emptying if equired, checking of the temperatures on the control panel and checking the moisture content. On a less regular basis the heating panel needs cleaned if it is in use and the drainage filter emptied. Both relatively simple procedures. This whole process only takes around 10 minutes a day. We are still in the start up phase which takes around 8 weeks and have so far had no problems with the operation of the machine. There is very little smell as the bio filter takes care of that. This filter is a unit full of wood chip and enzymes with an outlet pipe which exits the building. Best of all our food waste to landfill has reduced. Thanks Hanna.

Friday, 2 September 2011

7-14:th of September - Noele Creative will exhibit at International Trade Fair in Slovenia

Our distributor Noele Creative in Slovenia will exhibit at the 44th International Trade Fair at Celje Showground in Slovenia, in Slovenian called “Mednarodni Obrtni Sejem International Trade Fair”.

The exhibition is taking place between 7-14th of September 2011 and you will find our distributors in the both M37.