Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste and/or to produce fuels. As renewable energy demands increase and the economic programs are put in place to support renewable energy forms, the utilization

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Organic Waste

Checklist: Organic Waste Management – Composting Follow all state and local regulations regarding composting. Contact Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Composting Program for more information Mass Gov Agricultural Composting Program (link is external). Most organic waste materials generated by a greenhouse can be composted. Avoid composting grass clippings that has been treated with herbicides. Compost

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Solid Waste

What Is Solid Waste? Before introducing solid waste management, let’s start with a discussion of the material being managed — solid waste. Solid waste refers to the range of garbage arising from animal and human activities that are discarded as unwanted and useless. Solid waste is generated from industrial, residential and commercial activities in a

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Water purification is the removal of contaminants from raw water to produce drinking water that is pure enough for human consumption or for industrial use. Substances that are removed during the process include parasites (such as Giardia or Cryptosporidium) , bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, minerals (including toxic metals such as Lead, Copper etc.), and man-made

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Sugar and mint cleanser. Green apple moisturizer. Pomegranate masks. Years ago, consumers who wanted natural skincare products based on renewable ingredients had to search for the small number of specialty natural-products retailers who carried these alternatives. Now, environmentally friendly health and beauty products are readily available at the nearest local mass-market pharmacy or large beauty

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One of the most important things a person can do to live green, is to follow the time tested practice of recycling. Recycling is easy, extremely helpful, and once you have created a system takes very little time. Here is a basic guide to help you get started on the road to a greener future.

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