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Global Worming Could Reduce Organic Waste

Tuesday, May 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Prucia Buscell
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Farm-Raised Composting Worms Devour Waste  


 An Australian company is launching a Global Worming business to supply composting worms that devour the scraps of food, paper and cardboard left over from food processing and packaging.  Jason Leussink, director of Leussink, an engineering and manufacturing company, told that use of composting worms can reduce organic waste that goes into landfills and create a useful compost byproduct. Unlike earthworms, which circulate within the soil, composting worms are surface dwellers that regulate their own population. When the waste they eat is plentiful, they reproduce abundantly, and when it is scarce they reduce their own populations by cannibalism. Leussink says the worm bank idea arose from looking at energy used by emptying dumpsters daily at multi-family building complexes built by one of his companies. Read the story by Jenny Eagle here.

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