Size and shape --- Important in determining microbial activity and airflow within the compost pile:
Porosity --- Aids in maintaining aerobic conditions, and increases airflow:
Paul van der Werf, a Canadian compost expert, met with Reciclo Orgánicos team to share his experience with the implementation of municipal composting plants.
During his visit, he participated in an interactive meeting with the different SUBDERE offices in Chile, where he highlighted the main benefits of composting, as well as the best applicable technologies and successful examples.
In this video Paul presents an introduction to the composting process and the benefits of it.
Part 2 continues with the technologies commonly used in composting plants and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Part 3 ends with an introduction to the uses and markets of compost.
Additionally, Paul van der Werf led a field training in the commune of Santa Juana and Talcahuano.