Soils & Composting News Archive

December, 2013

  • Greening your future, part two: plastic water bottles

    December 23, 2013 | Terry Gibb | The convenience of plastic water bottles can be very costly. Bottled water can cost as much as $200 a year depending on how many bottles you purchase.

  • Greening your future, part one: junk mail

    December 23, 2013 | Terry Gibb | The average household can receive as much as 69 pounds of junk mail annually.

  • Compost piles will warm up and steam in the winter

    December 23, 2013 | Beth Clawson | Healthy organisms in the compost will be active and produce steam even in the winter time. Steaming compost is not an indication that the compost is on fire. Be Firewise by actively managing your compost.

  • Did you know your Christmas tree is recyclable?

    December 20, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Natural trees are biodegradable and have many alternative uses following the holiday season.

  • Season of giving – Not of discarding

    December 13, 2013 | Terry Gibb | Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the holidays than any other time of the year. By adopting a few new traditions, you can reduce waste, save time, money and resources and still have a bright and beautiful holiday season.