Part of my consulting work is with a soil mix company in Las Vegas called Viragrow (www.Viragrow.com). When I started with this company all of their soil mixes contained composted biosolids. These composted biosolids met or exceeded EPA's federal requirements to be categorized as EQ (Exceptional Quality aka Class A) compost (40 CFR Part 503).
I was able to find composting components, that
contained no animal or human waste, 243 miles from Viragrow's facility
in North Las Vegas. Rejuvenate Soil Mix is being "rejuvenated" with a
compost that only has to travel 243 miles! This NEW Rejuvenate will be
available in mid January, 2017.
|Apex Landfill in Las Vegas. The decision to landfill human and landscape waste forces compost soil mixing companies like Viragrow to look out-of-state for composted waste.|
About 10 to 15% of Viragrow's customers, many who were Vegan, wanted a compost that had no animal waste in it at all. Rather than turn them away, I worked on creating a soil mix that met all Vegan requirements; no animal or human waste present in the mix.
Thus Rejuvenate was born about one year ago sourcing compost components in Central Utah, 450 miles away. That's more of a carbon footprint than I like to see. Sourcing components as close to "home" as possible has always been a goal of mine. "Buying local" is not a possibility since all of our waste goes to public landfills.
|The "old" Rejuvenate. The "new" rejuvenate will be "vegan" with a carbon footprint nearly half of its original AND screened to a smaller particle size.|