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Composting, what is it?

Composting consists of valorize By turning them into a natural fertilizer. Thanks to the water and the oxygen present, the microorganisms contained in the composed materials decompose and turn into a nutrient-rich potting soil: the compost.

Technique widely used for gardening since it improves soil fertility, composting is also a more and more solution to reduce our waste.

You would have understood it ; compost is good for the planet, just like your garden !

 

 

Home or Industrial Composting?

How to adopt home composting?

For Transform your organic waste into compost, simply install a composter In your garden, then obviously to put the right waste:

  • Fruit and vegetable peelings;
  • Crushed egg shells;
  • Tea bags, coffee marc and filter (torn) if it is paper;
  • Dead leaves, plants, faded and hay flowers, grass and weeds (dried in advance), waistwood and brush (finely cut);
  • Paper, cards and cellulosic fabrics (paper handkerchiefs, paper towels, newspaper, etc.). Avoid colored parts that may contain heavy metals; in small quantities compared to the total volume
  • Horse manure, rabbit, goat etc. and litter of small herbivorous animals (rabbit, guinea pig etc).

Make sure mix, once a minimum every two weeks during the first two months. It is also important toventilate and D'humidify your compost.

Apart from this waste, some products, including packaging are also compostable at home. They are identifiable because they have the¬†label¬†¬ę¬†OK Home Compost¬†¬ĽYou will find the logo below:

Home Compost Home Composting Composing Recycling Recycling Zero Organic Waste Natural Materials Fruits Vegetable Compost Compost

 

For example, it finds it on the bags of fruits and vegetables or cardboard packaging.

 

Industrial composting

the industrial composting is a process natural of revaluation of our waste in large quantities. This process consists of three steps:

  • The waste is sorted and crushed;
  • The waste is placed in a lot, sometimes contained in silos;
  • The waste is sifted and mixed with other organic materials to complete maturation.

Industrial composting is useful in order to enhance large volumes of waste, but also because certain subjects require conditions of temperature and D'humidity in order to degrade. Thus, high temperatures, combined with optimum humidity, degrade and transform waste.

This is the case with some packaging like the bags (fruits and vegetables, cabas) and Eco-responsible food packaging: cups, meal boxes, in Biosourced materials and biodegradable (Bagasse, Pla, Kraft).

Unfortunately, there is no need for a large-scale industrial composting infrastructure collection or infrastructure. Nevertheless, know that industrially compostable waste is identifiable through one of the logos below:

Industrial composting industrial composition recycling recycling

These logos certify that the products are compliant to the European standard EN 13432 (Europe) or american (BPI). The latter also attest that the waste is biodegradable up to 90% in 6 months, under industrial composting conditions.

 

 

Composting with all

From here 2025, the French will have to have a practical solution to sorting their biodoshets. Initiatives develop to propose the composting For all, even in town !

  • Shared composts

That you lived in town or at the countryside, the shared compost is a great way to reduce waste the responsibility of the community and to create social bond. This action also makes it possible to empower residents while reflecting on waste reduction.

There are hundreds of places of Shared composting in France. To find a close to you, go to the site www.jecomposteenville.fr

  • The compost in apartment

the composter apartment, space-saving, reduces the organic waste. By adopting it, you will perform in autonomy a natural fertilizer and totally free for your plants.

To avoid bad smells, prefer if possible a location outside and at theshadow.

It will be needed to cover the waste of a little earth, soil, or in the absence of a dry cardboard, in order to maintain the adapted moisture. In addition, make sure to mix together the compost about once a week and thehumidify regularly.

Diluted in water, compost tea can be used from the third week.

This solution is practical in the city, but remains limited in terms of volume.

  • The compost in the city

Although there is no volume waste collection and treatment center, large cities are mobilizing to find innovative solutions.

From associations of waste collection see the day, like Tryciclerie which organizes its bike collection in the surroundings of the city of Nantes.

In 2019, the company Citeo associated with the Parisian start-up Alchemists In order to understand the composting conditions of the Placity in an industrial unit. As a reminder, the PLA is a Biosourced polymer Made from corn starch.

Plates were mixed up to 5% to biodoshets for 8 weeks. At the end of this experience and the results of analysis obtained, it appears that the PLA disintegrates largely. The latter complies with NFU 44-051, it nevertheless requires the addition of a grinding step upstream, as well as two additional weeks to arrive at maturation.

 

At the approach of the End of single-use plastic packaging from here 2040, French cities accelerate to promote the treatment of organic waste.

That you lived in the countryside or in town, compost is now Accessible for all.

Do you want to go to the eco-manager for your seachers or your food packaging?

Whatever your needs and your expectations, we accompany you to custom elaborate the products that suit you best!

 

Sources:

https://www.labelinfo.be/fr/label/emballages-ok-home-compost

https://www.labelinfo.be/fr/label/emballages-ok-compost

https://bpiworld.org/BPI-Public/Program.html/

https://www.ecologie.gouv.fr/

https://zerowastefrance.org/

https://www.latricyclerie.fr/

 

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