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EP Minerals celebrates sustainability and Intl. Compost Awareness Week

Posted by Julie Brown

May 10, 2017 9:02:15 AM

This week is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW). It’s the world’s largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry, designed to showcase compost production and demonstrate compost use. The event promotes composting in homes, schools and industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.

Composting provides a cheap and effective way of protecting the environment by reducing waste sent to landfill and incineration while returning organic resources to the soil. Organic waste sent to landfill can contribute to methane, a greenhouse gas with 25 times more heat trapping potential than CO2.

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

EP Minerals' Commitment to Sustainability and  Diatomaceous Earth Reuse

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 17, 2016 11:58:12 AM

Andrew  Andrew Welford, EP Minerals' Director of Commercial Sustainability

From Kansas to South Africa to Russia to Napa (and that's only in a few weeks), EP Minerals Director of Commercial Sustainability, Andrew Welford, is busy. He's helping our customers become more sustainable as they recycle and reuse their "used" diatomaceous earth filter aid. I interviewed Andrew about EP Minerals' commitment to sustainability and the incredible projects he's working on with our customers.

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

Nevada Bighorns Living Large at EP Minerals’ Diatomaceous Earth plant

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 13, 2016 3:22:56 PM

IMG_2384.jpg Nevada bighorns at the EP Minerals' Clark plant and mine

A herd of Nevada bighorns is doing quite well in an area right outside the EP Minerals’ Clark diatomaceous earth (DE) plant and mine. Just about a year ago, the herd numbered about 20. Today we’ve counted over 70 bighorns living on the cliffs. It’s a testament to how setting up wildlife habitats in the right place leads to a great sustainability story. How did this come about?

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

Intl. Compost Week, Sustainability & Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake

Posted by Julie Brown

May 2, 2016 10:33:34 AM

This week is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW). It’s the world’s largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry, designed to showcase compost production and demonstrate compost use. The event promotes composting in homes, schools and industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

Most Read Post: Recycle Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake into Fertilizer

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 30, 2016 2:08:32 PM

This was orginally posted about a year and a half ago and is by far our most read blog post to date. We thought it deserved another go around!

Recycling Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake from Filtration into a Fertilizer

An-Iowa-corn-field

9000 tons diverted from landfill. Significant reduction in GHG emissions.

In the American Heartland of Iowa, agricultural crops and their subsequent processing make up a significant percentage of the state’s output. Landfill in the state is nearing capacity, and the cost of compliance to ever onerous environmental regulations is steadily increasing. Agricultural experts were looking for a new, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution that would satisfy the regulatory requirements and work in "their" conditions. Today’s growers want "hard proof" that a product has been tested under field conditions similar to their own. EP Minerals director of sustainability Andrew Welford worked with Iowa agricultural experts to plan and implement a trial to recycle the diatomaceous earth spent cake from filtration into fertilizer with significant results.

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

5 Ways EP Minerals is Embracing Sustainability with Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 20, 2015 1:52:00 PM

sonoma  DE used in composting, Sonoma, CA

At EP Minerals, we’re not like any other company. We’re different. And we think that’s a very good thing.

What exactly do we mean by that?

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

Sustainability and Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 7, 2015 3:42:00 PM

Andrew  Andrew Welford, EP Minerals Director of Commercial Sustainability

An interview with EP Minerals Director of Commercial Sustainability, Andrew Welford

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

Recycling Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake at Sonoma Compost

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 11, 2015 4:06:00 PM

 sonoma

The subject? Diatomaceous earth (DE) spent cake from the filtration process. What happens to it? Is it an issue? Is it recyclable? One of the few “myths” that you may hear about DE is that the spent cake produced in the filtration process is a problem. That it’s not recyclable. That you have to haul it away and that it all goes into a landfill. True or false?

Until fairly recently, this might have been true. But not anymore. In the past few years, great progress has been made to take the DE spent cake and recycle it, for a variety of different uses.  

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability

Recycling Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake from Filtration into a Fertilizer

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 4, 2013 5:05:00 PM

An-Iowa-corn-field

9000 tons diverted from landfill. Significant reduction in GHG emissions.

In the American Heartland of Iowa, agricultural crops and their subsequent processing make up a significant percentage of the state’s output. Landfill in the state is nearing capacity, and the cost of compliance to ever onerous environmental regulations is steadily increasing. Agricultural experts were looking for a new, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution that would satisfy the regulatory requirements and work in "their" conditions. Today’s growers want "hard proof" that a product has been tested under field conditions similar to their own. EP Minerals director of sustainability Andrew Welford worked with Iowa agricultural experts to plan and implement a trial to recycle the diatomaceous earth spent cake from filtration into fertilizer with significant results.

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Topics: Recycling and Sustainability