Definition of Oxo Biodegradable according to Wikipedia
(OXO) plastic is polyolefin plastic to which has been added amounts of metal salts (none of these are "heavy metals" except Cobalt—see heavy metals and * ). These catalyze the natural degradation process to speed it up so that the OXO plastic will degrade resulting in microfragments of plastic and metals which will remain in the environment but will not be seen as a visual contaminant. The degradation process is shortened from hundreds of years to years and/or months for degradation and thereafter biodegradation depends on the micro-organisms in the environment.
Information concerning 'Green Washing’ can be found on the Ministry of Commerce Website.
GO GREEN Expo Wellington
The TSB arena on Wellington’s Queens Wharf was the venue for the first Go Green Expo in Wellington. Held over 2 days during the second weekend of October 2013. Approx 10,000 people attended the event over the 2 days and they were greeted with many different ‘green’ exibitors.
ZingBokashi attended this show and we had a very busy time talking to many interested persons including many enthusiastic users of the ZingBokashi System. The show will next be held in Auckland in April 2014 and ZingBokashi has already registered for this event, which will also return to Wellington in November.
Fuelling your Garden Soil – a biological approach
During my 25 years as an organic horticulturalist I was often asked "what do you do to grow such healthy looking vegetable’s?"
The answer is quite simple and involves doing what you have to do and do it when you have to do it. Put simply - a matter of performing certain tasks according to a plan. No special science knowledge is required however some understanding of plant growth and performance characteristics certainly helps.
Like most things the more you do it the easier it becomes, particularly if you observe closely what happens each season and record it. Many conditions of the soil effect the growth of bacteria. Among the most important of these are the supply of oxygen and moisture, temperature and the amount and nature of the soil matter and H ion concentration of the soil solution [PH] as well as the amount of exchangeable calcium present.
It is noteworthy that recent well known Scientist Dr Arden Anderson during a series of presentations to NZ farmers told them that the key ingredients to more sustainable soils was biology and fine lime [ calcium]. Most garden soils have one advantage over farm soils in that they have not been depleted of soil organic matter to the same extent as larger scale farmed soils and thus will have a better soil structure. ... read full article
Xmas Hours for 2013
ZingBokashi will close over the forthcoming holiday period from 20 Dec 2013 through until 9th January 2014. Customers are reminded that due to freight disruptions across Cook Strait, deliveries to the North Island may incur delays. Currently deliveries are taking up to 7 days
, so please allow sufficient time
for any deliveries, especially if making a purchase for Xmas.
Special Offer to EZing Newsletter subscribers- RECEIVE 20% off
ZingBokashi systems and products make for great Xmas Gifts and we offer all subscribers 20% discount on all online shop products.
Orders must be placed through the online shop by 5pm on Friday 13 December.
To order enter the discount code ezing1314 at the shop checkout.