Friday, 21 September 2012

World Green building week event in Istanbul at Coca-cola introducing the "Compost and Zero waste" program

World Green building councils arranges events all over the world focusing on sustainability during the “World Green Building Week”, this week 17-21th of September 2012.

This week the "Turkish Green Building Council" arranged a visit to Coca-Cola in Istanbul introducing Food Composting and Big Hanna. Our distributor in Turkey Mr Mehmet Basaran from Ecotec held a prestentation to the members and gave an introduction to the Big Hanna Composter on the 19th September at Coca-Cola. The introduction gave the visitors inspiration on how to compost food waste on-site instead of transporting it to the landfill.


"Green Building Councils (GBCs) are member-based organizations that partner with industry and government in the transformation of their buildings and their communities towards sustainability. On the ground in over 80 countries, GBCs create change in their local markets as a way to globalize environmentally and socially responsible building practices Green Building Councils (GBCs) are member-based organizations that partner with industry and government in the transformation of their buildings and their communities towards sustainability." 
From "World Green building councils" website. 
Click here for more information about the GBC

For more information please contact our distributor: www.ecotec.com.tr

Monday, 17 September 2012

The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management announces the installation of two Big Hanna model T240's - read their press release!

"2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT RECEIVED
SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District – $48,333.32 Community Development Grant to cover two-thirds of the total cost of $72,500.00 to procure equipment for the construction of a Recyclable Material Transfer Operation.
The project will provide the District with the ability to more efficiently operate Community Drop-Off Recycling Program routes by decreasing travel distances from the individual recycling locations to material recovery and recycling facilities.
STATE FACILITY GRANT – NOBLE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION: 
ZERO FOOD WASTE PROGRAM
Robert Reiter announced an innovative project that is a collaborative effort between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention, The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, and Noble Correctional Institution located at 15708 McConnelsville Road Caldwell, Ohio.
The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District has received $205,465.00 in state funding to initiate a project for an In-Vessel Food Waste Composting that is the first of its type utilizing an SPC-75S Close-Coupled Food Waste Pulping & Water Extraction unit from Somat Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania to feed in-vessel composting units manufactured by Susteco AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. The In-Vessel Composting phase of the project consists of two “Big Hanna” T240 Units that will be placed in a side-by-side configuration in one of the facility’s buildings.
The project is expected to eliminate the shipment of food waste to landfills by approximately 676 tons per year while reducing the facility’s carbon footprint by as much as 1,676 tons annually.
The most positive aspect of this operation is that provide operations training for inmates, and produce no adverse environmental air or surface water impact. The units will produce a nitrogen-rich compost which will offset the facility’s annual demand for fertilizer in its horticultural, landscaping, gardening, and lawn maintenance programs.
The facility’s water usage with the closing of two garbage disposals and processing all food waste through the Somat Company Close-Coupled Pulper/Extractor will be reduced from sixty gallons per minute to two gallons per minute because of the machine’s ability to recycle sixty percent of the water it uses."

These two machines will be the first to be installed to USA and we will report soon about the installation!
For more information contact our Distributor at info@vertal.ca

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The first Big Hanna composter in Italy: A positive experience of on-site composting

The installation of our model T120_40L was completed during November 2011 in Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia, a small community of 1400 inhabitants located 80 km north of Rome. The organic waste is collected exclusively from the home collection service held in the city.

Organic waste from households is delivered by citizens to the collection service inside mater-bi "OK compost home" certified bags. The organic waste is collected 3 times a week and processed with the Big Hanna Composter.

The compost is picked up by the citizens themselves to be used in their gardens as fertiliser.


The organic material is collected and treated on site
 rather than facing long and expensive transfer to a large composting facility, with cost savings and CO2 abatement.

This is the first Italian experience with Big Hanna and the first experience ever of an entire community that gives all its organic waste to the collection service to be treated on site.


In Italy this represents an important innovation, which arouses the interest of many small city halls aimed to the same disposal system.

Link to our representative in Italy: ACHAB Group