Pet waste solutions webinars and meet-ups
Here is the summary of the seven EPWN 2022 webinars and links to view the videos.
- Anerobic digestion + worms = useful doggie compost
- Anaerobic digestion versus composting
- Cleaner greener pets – solutions
- Council worm farm trial in dog parks
- Deep dive into pick-up bags
- Doable system for multiple dogs
- Earth Cubes – in-vessel composting
Deep Dive into Compostable Pick-up Bags
Video link – Deep Dive into Compostable Pick-up Bags
Webinar slide deck with clickable links to resources (“View attachment page”)
Everything you want to know about bioplastics and more!
– “Compostables” vs. “biodegradables”
– Petrochemical levels in compostable bags
– Compostable bag degradation in landfills
– Waste factors in manufacturing, distribution, storage
– Monitoring compostability codes…and answers to your questions.
Speaker: Dr. Love-Ese Chile, Owner and Technical Director of Regenerative Waste Labs, Vancouver, B.C.
Experiment: AD + Worms = Useful Doggie Compost
Video link – Experiment: AD + Worms = Useful Doggie Compost
This webinar focuses on a small project that looks into the potential of using anaerobic digestion (breaking down organic material in the absence of oxygen) followed by vermicomposting to produce safe and productive fertilizers.
The experiment uses a customized biodigestion unit to process dog manure into liquid, solid and biohumus fertilizer. All three fractions were tested in a certified lab. Results showed nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium contents as well as pathogen and heavy metal levels.
Speaker: Ruslan Zaerko, Benfe Ltd., Moscow, Russia
Aug. 9/US/Canada, Aug. 10/AU
Doo-able System for Kennels, Dog Daycares, Communities
Video Link – Doo-Able System for Multiple Dogs
Explore a two-phase, three-bin system to recycle dog manure in an outdoor space.
– Can be scaled up for a kennel, dog boarding facility or even a municipal recreation area.
– Incorporates composting with vermicomposting for a finished soil amendment that has pathogen levels within acceptable limits for OMRI certified composts.
– Lab analyses compare favorably with test results for traditional commercial compost.
Speaker: Kathy Doesken, composter, research scientist, founder of Rocky Mountain Soil Stewardship, Fort Collins, Colorado.
May 18/US/Canada, May 19/AU
Cleaner Greener Pets – Solutions!
Video link – Cleaner Greener Pets – Solutions
Emily Bryson is a PhD candidate based in Adelaide, studying at Central Queensland University. She will share information on her research which aims to provide dog owners’ evidence-based advice to effectively compost dog poop and compostable waste bags and where to use the compost safely.
Hear how dog owners’ attitudes and behaviours of dog poop disposal informed Emily’s compost experiments.
Mar. 22/US/Canada, Mar.23/AU
Biodigestion for Dog Waste
Video link – Viability of Small Unit Biodigestion for Dog Poo
Topics: Composting vs. biodigestion, Pacific Shellfish Institute study – recycling options – findings & recommendations, latest small biodigestion units including HomeBioGas/Israel, Enviro Tech/India, Puxin/China, and large-scale biodigestion (AD) facilities accepting pet waste.
Speakers: Aimee Christy, Pacific Shellfish Institute, Olympia, WA US
Rose Seemann, EPWN, Aurora, CO US
Jan. 19/US/Canada, Jan. 20/AU
Off-leash Dog Area Worm Farm Webinar
Video link – Worm Farms to Repurpose Dog Poo in Dog Parks Trial
Using worm farms to digest dog poo at fenced park south of Sydney, Australia. Learn about the program, the journey from Phase 1 to Phase 2, lessons learnt, future applications to public areas and residential use, and the awards they’ve won.
Speaker: Patricia Chamberlain, Coordinator – Waste Avoidance & Resource Recovery, Bayside Council, NSW AU
Jan. 18/US/Canada, Jan. 19/AU
Earth Cubes for Pet Waste Webinar
Video link – Earth Cubes for Composting Pet Waste
Earth Cube in-vessel composting unit geared for parks and multiple-pet businesses and organizations. 275-gal. container (1040 L) composting 1,000 lb. (454 kg) of dog waste per month. Earth Cube operation, equipment, use with pet waste, modifications.
Speaker: Van Calvez, System Design, Sales & Customer service, Green Mountain Technologies, Brisbane Island, WA