Soil And Mulch Producer News
Is Composting For You?
Hurricane Irma Leaves Florida With Mountain Of Wood Waste
Colorant Manufacturers Help Brighten The World
Study Proposed to Debunk Myth of Spontaneous Combustion Fires in Mulched Landscapes
Is Composting For You?
By Ken McEntee

In theory, expanding a mulch producing operation into compost production sounds like an ideal way to add an additional revenue stream. Unfortunately, say some people in the mulch business, the complications of permitting and the expense of purchasing composting equipment often can make compost production more trouble than it’s worth.

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Hurricane Irma Leaves Florida With Mountain Of Wood Waste
By P.J. Heller

Massive amounts of wood waste generated by Hurricane Irma in Florida — from trees and branches to damaged or destroyed homes, buildings and other structures — is continuing to make its way to landfills and waste-to-energy plants throughout the Sunshine State months after the storm ravaged much of southwest Florida.

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Colorant Manufacturers Help Brighten The World
By P.J. Heller

When the Eastman Kodak Company introduced Kodachrome film in 1935, it changed the way the people worldwide looked at films and images, from a black-and-white view to a palette of vivid colors. A similar eye-popping experience occurred in 1954 with the introduction of color television. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the outdoors began taking on new vibrant hues, as mulch manufacturers began offering colored mulches, thanks in large part to the work of colorant companies.

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Study Proposed to Debunk Myth of Spontaneous Combustion Fires in Mulched Landscapes
By Bob LaGasse, MSC Executive Director

For years, local fire marshals have been promoting the urban myth of spontaneous combustion of mulch in home gardens and landscape applications. In 2016 we saw a significant increase in the number of reports of local mulch fires, particularly in landscapes around businesses where the cause was attributed to improper disposal of smoking materials, especially cigarettes.

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