But if we don’t consider these by-products as waste, how can we include them as part of the valuable circular economy? This is a challenge that faces modern farming the world over, but particularly in the highly intensive farming systems found in Ireland and the UK in particular.
We call it full-cycle-farming, and bacteria has a huge role to play.
So our bottom line – if it is an organic by-product of agriculture, it is valuable and needs to be handled in a way that maximises its value as a soil amendment and minimises its environmental impact. Here’s how we do it: