Entries by Lynn Lucas

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International Compost Awareness Week poster 2017

ICAW – May 7-13, 2017 The International Compost Awareness Week poster for 2017 has been revealed.  Congratulations to the 2017 ICAW winning designer Ursula Gutowski from Niles, IL. This year, the event runs May 7-13. Green industry resellers and retailers can take advantage of Earth Day momentum by extending special compost-related promotions and educational events […]

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Cre recognizes McGill’s 25 years

Our thanks and warmest regards go out to Cre, the Composting Association of Ireland, for recognizing McGill for its 25 years in the composting industry. A brief history of the company is featured in Cre’s December 2016 issue. McGill’s “cover guys” are Noel Lyons (left),  company co-founder and chairman of McGill-Ireland, and Niall Carroll, partner […]

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Is compostable the same as recyclable?

According to Merriam-Webster,  recycling makes something new from something that was used before.  Most often, materials like metals, plastics and glass spring to mind when itemizing recyclables.  But using this broad definition, is compostable the same as recyclable? Wasted organics (something used before)  are used as raw materials in the manufacture of soil amendment products […]

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Virginia loves compost

Virginia loves compost and has demonstrated its enthusiasm by becoming the newest state to form a regional group to support the compost manufacturing industry. The Virginia Composting Council (VCC) became an official chapter of the U.S. Composting Council in March 2015.  Chapter board members include McGill’s own Kyle White and Bob Broom. It is the […]

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Holly Springs Food Cupboard straw bale containers

Container gardening is a fun and easy way to grow food and ornamental crops, the ultimate “no till” experience.  The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is using a natural straw so the container will eventually biodegrade. When choosing bales for your container garden, be sure to use baled straw and not hay.  Straw is wheat stubble […]